Appalachian Trail from Clarks Ferry Bridge to Peters Mountain Ridge

MODERATE 82 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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 trail. Well maintained. Thank you trail workers. But I would rate harder than moderate. Be sure to wear hiking shoes. There is a bit of climbing involved.

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Was a good challenge and distance. Beautiful view. Was able to do it with my wife, 1yo in back pack and our dog however, was somewhat difficult. Had to climb rocks at a few areas. If you bring dog make sure they are pretty nimble. Took about 2.5 hours.

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This is a great hike on the AT. cool views of the river and the kids had fun climbing around on the rocks. We made this a loop. Check out my full review which includes directions and other things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/petersmountain

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2 months ago

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.

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Great views of the river all around. This is one of my favorite trails in the area.

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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.

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