Appalachian Trail: Peters Mountain to Cove Mountain Shelter to PA 850

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Appalachian Trail: Peters Mountain to Cove Mountain Shelter to PA 850 is a 16.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Halifax, Pennsylvania that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2500 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a nice section of trail. There are wonderful views of the river as you descend the mountain. Crossing the Clarks Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna River and walking through Duncannon was a lot of fun. The town is very friendly to hikers. This section also includes the Doyle Hotel, one of the 3 most famous stops on the trail. While the hike through town was fun, the hike up the mountain on the other side was not. It was very rocky, which made for a long slow climb.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A little rocky in places, but a few views to be seen!

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

I enjoyed it to my 10 year old cousin with me and my dog.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Amazing!

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Sunday, January 03, 2016