Mount Davis Pennsylvania Highpoint Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elk Lick Township, PA that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Did the 5.5 mile loop with my two sons that are 11 and 9. Took about 3.5 hours but there was a lot of playing on rocks. Kids were proud to bag a High Point. Terrain is fairly varied with rocky trails, a couple of vistas, nice stream, small spring, and the summit experience. Definitely enough to keep kids interested. Used the GPS map on this app and it is dead on. You can't get lost if you use it and pay a just a little attention. Trails are High Point, left on Tub Mill, right on Timber Slide, right on Shelter Rock Road, left on Shelter Rock Trail to the summit, then High Point back to the car.
Better view than expected from the lookout! Though "there's not much to see", it is beautiful being perched just above the treetops and seeing where the treeline meets the sky. --Nice leisurely little hike too... however the hike mapped out as shown I would estimate to be closer to 5.5 miles.
I ran into a kid getting high
I fell 8 times
My wife and myself hiked the Shelter Rock Trail and found it to be a very enjoyable walk. There is an interesting, though overgrown, grouping of large rocks to explore along the trail. An abundance of mountain laurel should make this area even more interesting in early June. The trail was well marked and easy to follow, but very rocky. Wear proper footwear. We made a loop by taking Shelter Rock Trail from near yhe observation tower to Shelter Rock Road to Tub Mill Trail to High Point Trail back to the observation tower.We will be back to explore the area more as we enjoyed our time here.
Just got back from my hike. Nice short trails around the area of the Mt. Davis natural area. I enjoyed the observation tower. Beautiful views. There is a really cool formation of rocks in the shelter rock trail. If you spend the morning at Mt. Davis there is plenty of file to visit Laurel Hill state park or Kooser State park.
I bring my dog hiking with me a lot and this trail is VERY rocky. You really have to watch where you are stepping. If your dog pulls like my husky does when he's excited this might not be the best trail.