Pinnacle Mountain Adventure

Drive Off-the-Beaten Path to Waterfalls and an Apple Orchard

Join your fellow Appalachian Region Porsche Club members in a day of driving and exploring Dupont State Recreational Forest in your SUV or Truck.  It doesn't have to be a Porsche; any brand is acceptable.

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We will gather at Burning Blush Brewery at 10:30 am to sign waivers and depart at 11:00am. We will then caravan to the Hooker Falls parking area where there are restrooms and trailheads to two water falls.

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Hooker falls is a .3 mile trail and triple falls is a .4 mile trail. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in this area. After exploring the falls we will caravan again to Pinnacle Mountain Rd, a gravel road that gains 1500’ in elevation. This is rated as a high ground clearance vehicle road and is perfect for novice or beginners. After the gravel section the road turns into a fantastic, paved, twisty mountain road, demonstrating the diverse abilities of these very capable vehicles.

Near the end of Pinnacle Mountain Road we will stop at Sky Top Orchards for a rest and to enjoy what the orchard has to offer. Folks can purchase apples, cider, and baked goods including pies and apple cider donuts. I highly recommend the baked apple hand pie.

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From the orchard we will return to Burning Blush Brewery with the option to enjoy a cold beverage before returning home.

This is a category 2 drive defined by PCA as:

Dirt, gravel, rock, ice, snow or sandy road with infrequent or light maintenance, with ruts
or exposed rocks up to 5”. 4WD/AWD SUVs, pickup trucks or off-road rally cars
required (not stock sports cars/sedans). Grades up to 10 degrees or 17%. Two vehicle
passing still possible along entire route.

Any make of vehicle is welcome on the drive that has > 5” of ground clearance.

You will need to fill out a self-inspection safety checklist available here.

Sign up with the link below and remember to bring a picnic lunch, plenty of water, a two way radio if you have one, and cash for the orchard. They do not accept cards. Let me know if you can assist as a lead or sweep.

I look forward to seeing you on the Pinnacle Mountain Adventure.

Registration for the Pinnacle Mountain Drive Opens at 12:00 p.m. on September 15, 2022.  At that time a Register button will appear below.

Gerhard Hillmann

Event Properties

Event Date 10-11-2022 10:30 am
Capacity 24
Registered 12
Available place 12