Looking for a great trail in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Pine Grove Furnace State Park ranging from 1.2 to 18.2 miles and from 780 to 1,860 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Steeped in natural and historical features, the 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is in a beautiful mountain setting in southern Cumberland County. Surrounded by Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace features two lakes, 25-acre Laurel Lake and 1.7-acre Fuller Lake, a historic area and the Appalachian Trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. I started at a different point than most others start just so I didn't have to walk on the road. Didn't see another soul the whole time. rock scramble was more challenging than I expected but definitely not the worst I've done. Overall, a fun day hike!

Great for a short and semi-challenging hike!

on Pole Steeple Trail

hiking
9 days ago

This hike was super fun! While it appears to be a "short" hike it’s actually about the same workout as a long hike! At one point on the trail it splits between a moderate trail to the top or the steep trail to the top, I took the steep one as I loved the idea of rock climbing to get up there but wouldn’t recommend it for people scared of heights or not familiar with rock climbing! Lastly, the top was so rewarding, absolutely stunning views!!

Not much elevation so you can pick up speed. Good trail for running. Nice scenery.

Make sure if you’re coming back down the alternate trail (not AT) that you use GPS. The trail isn’t marked and it’s super easy to get lost. Otherwise, awesome hike and gorgeous views!!

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful morning to hike up and enjoy magnificent view. The air was clear and sun at our backs when we reached the top. Crossed paths with about 10 other hikers - nicely spaced & wishing happy new year. Then hike to AT and down to Mountain Creek Trail back to Laurel Lake. Trails well marked and maintained - water and snack suggested.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail but prepare for a steep climb up to the view point. I might have fared better had it not been the morning after New Year’s Eve! :)

hiking
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

Love this cute trail - have been doing it since I was a kid, and just brought my 8 year old and 1 year old. Easy parking, fun (optional) rock scramble at the top. Lovely views.

hiking
muddy
24 days ago

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icy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail but it is a pill on the leg out. There’s a steep section and a moderate section that is well marked. Views for top the steeple are gorgeous. Easy access to the AT… only a couple hundred yards. Could access this point using the AT from Pine Creek furnace park.

Love pole steeple - great views and rocks. However the whole walk was only 3.4 miles. Expected much longer.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Besides blazes to overlook and then to lake.......other trails not maintained.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

rocky
2 months ago

awesome trail nice views at the top

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

I did a portion of this starting with AT at Pine Grove Furnace and went up to Sunset Rocks. There is a trailhead for just Sunset Rocks if you want to go up to the overlook. Was a chilly 39 degrees when I started, but the near vertical climb up to the rocks warmed me up for the rest of the day. When going out to the actual overlook, somehow I missed it and kept hiking further on the mountain. Had to double back. No snakes on the rocks; passed by hikers who live in the area and said there are almost always snakes on the rocks in warmer months. Climbing out onto the overlook was terrifying for me compared to Pole Steeple. Beautiful view of fall foliage. Will definitely come back once I have more time to complete the entire loop.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Short but steep enough to get your heart going right away. The view at the top makes it worth it. I recommend taking the steep route unless you have children

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

This was a fun one night backpacking trip. The trail is a lollipop loop that starts by the Appalachian Trail Museum and follows along the Appalachian Trail to the Sunset Rocks Trail and then back. on the Appalachian Trail to finish up. While on the Appalachian Trail you pass Tom’s run shelter which is where we stayed the night. Lots of tent pads to use so you can leave the Shelters for Through/Section Hikers. There were 7 of us ranging from 15 to almost 50 and no one had any problems with the hiking.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

One of my all time favorite trails! Easy hike and great for furry friends too. Our dog loves soaking in the run after a steady climb up the mountain.

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