The Hidden Valley Pinnacle
Rising to an elevation of 820 feet, the Pinnacle rewards visitors with a panoramic view of Washington’s Historic District. The view from the mountain’s weathered summit, which is crowned by a plaque honoring one of the preserve’s founders, Adrian Van Sinderen, provides a 270-degree diorama of the valley, and to the north, the protected ridge in Macricostas Preserve.
Directions: Follow the Yellow Circle Trail from the main parking area. Mosses, laurels and blueberry bushes adorn the winding trail through scrub forest on this 15-minute climb. (0.5-mile one-way)