Appalachian Trail, Pinnacle Trail, Valley Rim and Pulpit Rock

MODERATE 552 reviews
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Appalachian Trail, Pinnacle Trail, Valley Rim and Pulpit Rock is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

A great hike on portions of the Appalachian Trail. Observatory is enroute to Pinnacle with outstanding views of Lehigh Valley and Interstate 78. Lots of wildlife to watch along the way. From the gate follow the road up to the Appalachian Trail, follow the white blazes through the switch backs then climb to the summit of Pulpit Rock then continue on the trail for about 2 miles then follow the blue blazed trail to the summit. Backtrack on the blue blazed trail from the summit and follow the Appalacian Trail towards Eckville. Once you hit an open meadow, a blue blaze trail will be on your left. Take this trail and it will bring you down to a reservior. Follow the reservior road back to the parking area.

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1 day ago

Great loop. Definitely take the way up through Pulpit Rock.

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1 day ago

started up furnace creek trail at 7am and didn't see anyone until pinnacle overlook. crowded trail on the way down. great views. well marked.

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1 day ago

Awesome hike but our loop was only 8.4 miles and it was winter. Incredible views and a good workout on the AT Check out my full write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.

http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/pinnacle

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7 days ago

Challenging with a variety of terrains

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13 days ago

Great loop, with two great overlooks. Make sure to take the Pinnacle side trail, and scramble down to find the cave if you’re up to it.

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20 days ago

Great hike. Not overly strenuous. Definitely was packed when we left so start around 8 or 9a!

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