I think yes, of course it makes sense to read Hegel in translation. But reading it in English only and without guidance will not work. Think of the books of Hegel (and other contempory philosophers) and their origin: Summarizing past and basing future lectures. If you read this book while hearing the lecture of Hegel himself, I think with some effort you would have easily understood him. But alone? I do not think so.
In particular if you are capable of understanding German to some extend, reading Pinkard's translation with both languages in one file could help getting the point and the meaning behind concepts. You have to parse this book sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph anyway, so doing it in both languages does help from time to time.
You can find it here.
In addition, there are of course companions which may help if read simultaniously. A quick google search gave e.g. this one.
Hegel is understandable, and I heard (and at some rare points made the experience myself as german native speaker) that in English it was easier. But my opinion is that the best would be to read both German and English to get as much as possible out of it. Because if I only read the English translation, the loss would have been bigger than reading German only.
Regarding the rants of @iphigenie and others: There are different opinions on Hegel. It may take a lot of time to get into it, but most who do say it's worth it. I think he is one of the deepest thinkers of all time. But there are others who are saying that if you took the time to get into it, you cannot help but stating it was worth it, rather than saying it isn't that good anyway after wasting months and years. Up to now, I am member of the former.
I think that while the whole point of absolute mind [I think this is the better translation compared to "spirit"] is construed due to the "need" of a place for something divine (socially and historically based; Fichte lost his chair because he was blamed for not leaving place for it!), the rest is deep insight. It is hard to understand, yes. But if it was easy, it wouldn't be anything other than obvious. Philosophy had so many people stating obvious things in form of not-so-obvious, but still comparably simple language recently.