Definitely a great workout as the climb to the top is pretty steep if you're a beginner hiker or just getting in shape. It was made more difficult as it was extremely rocky in a lot of parts and with rain and fog visibility was low and things were slippery. Prob should not have gone alone as I only saw a few other people in the safe house and felt eerily alone. Disappointed the summit was completely covered in fog but I knew that going in. Trails were easy to make out and well marked.

Admittedly did not finish this trail due to the day being hotter than expected and the first part of the trail quite a climb. Levels off toward the top but we were already low on water so turned around. We’ll be back!

I had a good time hiking this I did the first half in torrential downpours so you can't doubt and finish the rest from bake oven knob to Lehigh Gap the next day a good mixture of features and you can never go wrong with the view from the knob

First backpacking trip if my life, had a terrific time! Can't wait to do more!

absolutely love this hike. It was very strenuous but well worth it.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

We hiked 10 miles out and back. Very strenuous with some amazing views.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

My brother and I took our three boys on the trail Sunday for an overnight hike/camp. We camped overnight at the New Tripoli campsite. There are about 8 satellite sites there and the spring is running at the bottom of the site trail.

This was a very challenging section of the trail. We did it over 2 days with two young boys. One big drawback was the fact that the springs were dried up at the Bake Oven Knob shelter. Lots of great overlooks.

Great overnight trip...if you bring your own water. Hiked from 309 to the Bake Oven Knob shelter and back. This hike would easily have been 5 stars if the springs at the Bake Oven Knob shelter weren't dried up. We brought 70oz. hydration bladders planning to refill at the springs. All 3 springs at the shelter were bone dry. At this point there are still roughly 7mi. left to the Leigh gap so we were forced to turn back immediately to locate water for the night. Thankfully I had brought germicidal tablets and we were able to scoop enough water out of some tire ruts to fill our 2 bladders. This enabled us to stay out overnight and then trek back in the morning a short distance to water. All in all a fun hike/climb. The rock ridge is a difficult feature and I would suggest not attempting if you have any fear of heights and or are not confident in your balance.

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Monday, May 01, 2017