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

HARD 18 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Peters Mountain to Cove Mtn 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

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.

hiking
6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

7 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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

Monday, March 07, 2016

Amazing!

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Don't be naive about the difficulty level (like I was). The rocks are brutal on the arches and many chances of getting injured. However, had some amazing views and absolutely loved the challenge of the trail. Got to see a deer, frog, and lizard as far as wildlife goes. Also bring plenty of water.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

the bears were actually on the peters mtn to Victoria trail

Saturday, August 01, 2015

a great trail good scenic vistas saw a couple black bear ( awesome! ) trail is moderately hard

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Only went about 4 miles but great views in a few spots

hiking
Saturday, April 13, 2013

hiking
Saturday, April 13, 2013

trail running
Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ran this section this morning and it was a good mix of up and downs. Gets a little rocky in spots but nothing you can't handle.