Pole Steeple Trail

EASY 52 reviews

Pole Steeple Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gardners, PA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles 537 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

This Michaux State Forest trail contains some steep climbs. The entire park can be viewed from the Pole Steeple Overlook, which is a quartzite rock outcropping. The trail begins at the Pole Steeple parking lot, along the Railroad Bed Road by Laurel Lake, and proceeds up to the rocky overlook.

26 days ago

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2 months ago

Great quick hike

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a beginner hiker. The rock face view at the end is great. Bring some sandwiches and water and relax for a while when done. Also like the hard or easy split. Have completed this trail twice now.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Love this trail. As a beginning hiker I loved the option for less steep option. I am definitely going to frequent this trail. Best part is the frequency of log benches to break on.

hiking
3 months ago

Super fun trail with a nice view at the end. There are two ways to get up the mountain, you can chose between steep and then the less steep. 10/10 would hike again

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great mini hike. If you're looking for something that won't take all day with a beautiful view, this hike is perfect. We were out for about an hour and a half. A little steep in some spots but they have an option to take a less steep path. Would definitely do again.

hiking
4 months ago

I would not rate this trail as easy, it was definitely a bit more difficult, especially taking the steeper trail to get to the top. But the view is gorgeous and well worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

View is worth it, but I wouldn't rate it as easy, misleading to beginner hikers

whitewater kayaking
5 months ago

It was a little tame, but I wore my swimmies in case. I'm happy to report I only flipped twice and drank 1/2 gallon of water. Weeeee!

hiking
5 months ago

Some spots were difficult but the reward at the top is worth it

hiking
7 months ago

a little steep in spots ... view from the top is excellent!

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail. Not easy as marked, it's pretty steep. The view is worth the hike for sure.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view from the summit, and a relaxing spot to relax in a hammock.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great hour long hike with a beautiful, rewarding view at the top of the mountain. One of my favorite day hikes.

hiking
8 months ago