Appalachian Trail: Peters Mountain to Cove Mtn Shelter to PA 850

HARD 9 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Peters Mountain to Cove Mtn Shelter to PA 850 is a 16.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Halifax, Pennsylvania that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

16.9 miles 2500 feet Point to Point

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This is a nice section of trail. There are wonderful views of the river as you descend the mountain. Crossing the Clarks Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna River and walking through Duncannon was a lot of fun. The town is very friendly to hikers. This section also includes the Doyle Hotel, one of the 3 most famous stops on the trail. While the hike through town was fun, the hike up the mountain on the other side was not. It was very rocky, which made for a long slow climb.

6 months ago

7 months ago

A little rocky in places, but a few views to be seen!

10 months ago

I enjoyed it to my 10 year old cousin with me and my dog.

10 months ago


1 year ago

Don't be naive about the difficulty level (like I was). The rocks are brutal on the arches and many chances of getting injured. However, had some amazing views and absolutely loved the challenge of the trail. Got to see a deer, frog, and lizard as far as wildlife goes. Also bring plenty of water.

1 year ago

the bears were actually on the peters mtn to Victoria trail

1 year ago

a great trail good scenic vistas saw a couple black bear ( awesome! ) trail is moderately hard

1 year ago

Only went about 4 miles but great views in a few spots

trail running
5 years ago

Ran this section this morning and it was a good mix of up and downs. Gets a little rocky in spots but nothing you can't handle.