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hiked this on 11/4 with a friend. loved it. many people on the trail and lots of dogs. made it fun. had lunch and hot coffee from my thermos at the Pinnacle rock. views beautiful. saw a bald Eagle!!!

kayaking I love it for walking in the trail is ok.

Just did this with my daughter today. Had a ton of fun on this course! Very rocky between Pulpit and Pinnacle so a little slow going at times, but the views are worth it. Definitely need waterproof hiking boots too, as the return leg was quite muddy in spots. The spring on the last leg was flowing really well, so we stopped there to fill up.

A great little day hike. Take a lunch and sit at the pinnacle to enjoy views of hawks hunting over the valley

hiking
9 days ago

Extremely heavily trafficked, but beautiful none the less.

Really pretty fall hike. Also relatively uncrowded even though it was a beautiful Sunday. I did the north trail, followed the AT a little ways further, and then went back to the parking lot via the south trail. I definitely wouldn't rate this as a hard hike, but the initial part was a nice little climb.

hiking
13 days ago

Excellent hike, amazing view from Pulpit Rock. Not too hard. Just right for a morning hike.

very strenuous, but pleasant

Great hike! Check out the map before you get started to see what color trail markers you should be looking for. Also, keep an eye out for snakes. We saw 5 over the 9-mile hike, including two rattlesnakes.
The views from the Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock are awesome and are more than worth the effort to get there. Hiking shoes (or shoes with hard soles) are helpful because there are many portions of the trail where you're walking on rocks.

I’ve been hiking this area for 20 years. It never gets old!

Terrific trail with 2 magnificent panoramic views. A bit crowded on a Saturday late morning but then it was a perfect fall day! I would definitely do it again!

Beautiful walk around tidal marsh. With lots of nature to observe. Very unique as you are near planes, trains, and automobiles! Can also see Philly skyline in the distance.

Wish trail was marked a little better. Backside of trail is dirt so can get a little muddy if it’s rained recently.

hiking
1 month ago

I just returned from a very upsetting hike at Pulpit Rock. I can only hope the people involved will see this and choose to reach out, although I realize it's highly unlikely.

I reached the rock with my leashed dog to find a large group of people with about 10+ unleashed dogs. They all came circling back and forth around me and my pet and one dog began to growl and attacked my dog causing several lacerations on her face and eye area.

I should have stayed and gotten information from the people at fault, but I was far too upset, didn't want to risk further injury to my pet, and knew i had to make it down nearly 2 miles to take my dog to the vet. As a responsible pet owner, I am fed up with people's inability to follow the law and leash their pets on this trail.

Everyone thinks their dog is too well behaved to need a leash, but the rules are in place for a reason. I just incurred a hefty bill and nightmare afternoon that could have been avoided had this group of people simply kept their pets leashed.

The hike itself is wonderful, but the popularity of this site means there are many, many people there. Today it was my dog that was attacked, but next time it could be a person or child. Unfortunately, I no longer feel safe hiking this trail due to the entitled nature of those who frequent it.

If anyone was present today, please contact me at chaye405@gmail.com. I did not get any information from the people involved.

Love the temperature. 50°F. Did not like all the rocks. Tried to run down the hill and hurt my ankle. There were Many dogs, I love that! Good view at the top, but only trees and rocks everywhere else. Did not see any wild animals. Disappointed. Over all a good hike, though!

Definitely recommended for families and friends. Moderate hike

Another trail that needs better marking. All trails map was also unclear after reaching the Pinnacle. Pretty outlook. Very rocky so good hiking shoes help.

Nice place.... lots of birds... nice walk... bring binoculars and bug spray! Boardwalk is nice too!

Overall, a great hike with lots of views. Made a loop of this going up the AT and returning down via North Trail > Charcoal > Prairie Grass > L&NE Trails. There aren't really any views initially at the top unless you continue over the Lehigh Tunnel to the South Trail or loop back on the North Trail. The South Trail has several spots of wide views among piles of large rocks. The North Trail also provides a nice consistent view on the other side almost along the entire stretch until it declines down to the Charcoal trail (mostly exposed meadow trail which was nice change from initial ascent in shaded forest).

Great hike and very fun bouldering inside the cave at the pinnacle.

Great hike. Start early if the weather is good. It does get crowded. Didn't have any issue keeping on trail.

Beautiful view at the top. Not pleasant if too crowded. We went on a Sunday morning on a beautiful day and we were surprised that there were maybe only 8-10 people up there. We took the white trail to pulpit rock from the parking lot at reservoir road. The blue trail is easier. The white trail which we took up was fairly challenging due to rocks. You can easily miss the pinnacle when you get up there. Look for a large pyramid shaped pile of rocks and it’s right near there. We had the trail to ourselves a lot, with the exception of some “loud talkers” from a group of about 12, some of which had obnoxious personalities.

First mile is strenuous uphill, but after that, take north loop which is scenic and relaxing. Great views of the valley. The AT is relatively flat, gently rolling. Great hike overall, don’t let the first mile discourage you. Pace yourself up the climb, you will be rewarded!

Hard for me going up, and well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Not a super challenging hike, but perfect for a fall afternoon. The view from Pulpit Rock makes this hike worth the 5 stars.

Good hike experience with the nature and adventure. Although it’s flat after the first 2 miles. It’s challenging with rocks all over. Great feel after doing 12 miler

Great Hike, nice steady climb to overlook. Very crowded. Took counter clockwise route.

I was at the Pinnacle twice this past week. Be careful of snakes at the top on the right when you first get to the overlook. I saw a copperhead and Timber rattlesnake. However this is always a great hike with spectacular views both at The Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock! Wear good shoes!

Nice trail - moderate difficulty, nice variation in terrain. Our 7 and 9 year old were pretty tired after doing the large orange loop in 2h 20m. We parked at the Alpine St lot - we got the last spot at 10am on a Sunday, but there's plenty of street parking if you need. Trails are well marked, but Alltrails with GPS definitely helps - we didn't have to double back once. Not much in the way of views except when you reach the powerlines, but lots of nice rock formations, streams and wildlife.

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