Appalachian Trail from Clarks Ferry Bridge to Peters Mountain Ridge

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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.

4.3 miles 1404 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

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.

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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.

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6 months ago

The trail was fun, but you can hear cars in the distance most of the time. Probably best to go in the fall if you're looking for views as trees obstruct all the lookout areas.

6 months ago

Great trail. Varied terrain. Would give it 5 stars but the traffic noise for the first half mile or so. After that it's great.

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8 months ago

It's was awesome! It was my first hike in 25 years. My 24 year old daughter and I found it perfectly enjoyable and challenging. Look forward to more adventures in pa.

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8 months ago

One of my favorite local dayhikes. I love the combination of steep strenuous climbs, followed by easy strides, mixed with several amazing views

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9 months ago

this is a strenuous trail but the view is well worth the climb. right now I am sitting on a rock overlooking the valley and the river and I can see the susquehanna statue of liberty in the distance. nice.

9 months ago

Loved the variance of terrain. Some spots were rocky, others were clear. Nice hike in a couple hours and great views over the Susquehanna