Appalachian Trail from Clarks Ferry Bridge to Peters Mountain Ridge is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reed Twp, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Central Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Nice hike on the Appalachian Trail, to reach the top of Peters mountain. The trail starts just past the railroad tracks and is a somewhat steep climb up. As you skirt the side of the mountain on the way up, you will have wonderful views of the Susquehanna river below. Once you get so far up, the trail will start to flatten out. As you near the edge of the mountain, the trail again starts to get steep. You will encounter a few switchbacks and vistas as you near the summit. The trail continues north on the mountain top from here. As always look for the white blazes.
Parking was tough to figure out. The lot is not marked, and neither is the direction you need to go in to pick up the trail.
You DEFINITELY need to bring water and snacks. It's not a quick hike. It's not an easy hike. 75% of the hike is traversing rock. It's not for the faint hearted either; a lot of the paths are 1 person deep (only) with STEAP drop off's.
The views are incredible and well worth it!
Completed it in two hours...by myself. I do not recommend doing it alone, lol. Way too many rocks to do it alone, unless you're a seasoned hiker.
Great views of the river all around. This is one of my favorite trails in the area.
Nice moderate hike that intersects with the Susquehanna trail. Beautiful 360 view just after mile 2 if the trees are bare. It's quite rocky at the top, probably not suitable for kids. Be mindful of the switchbacks.
deffinately worth the hike not bad dogs loved it
Great hike with my two friends, jas and laurel. Moderately difficult bc of the rocks and vertical rise. We stopped at the top of Peters mountain ridge to make coffee about 300m or so from the junction with the Susquehanna trail. There was a clearing in the trees so we were able to see the bridge and Susquehanna river. Beautiful. Hiked out at dusk and actually, it was very nice. Didn't use headlamps until near the very end. All stars were out during our walk to the parking lot and it were nice to see. Venus, Orion, Taurus, and Pleiades were very bright. Highly recommended.