Appalachian Trail, Pinnacle Trail, Valley Rim and Pulpit Rock

MODERATE 466 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 Hamburg, 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
1299 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.

1 day ago

Awesome experience!

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3 days ago

hiked 8/2017. My 8 yr old grandson loved it.

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7 days ago

Best place to go hiking in this area.

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11 days ago

This is a great hike. My boyfriend and I just moved to the area so it provided a great way to get to know the area a little more. I haven't hiked in a very long time so I found this to be a little challenging on the inclines - had to stop for a breather a few times! But the views are well worth it, as well as the triumphant feeling of completing a great hike!

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12 days ago

Good hiking about 9 miles and the views you get are worth every mile of it

12 days ago

great summits only detractor is the flies in the back half

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14 days ago

Great trail - beautiful views! Hiked with my brother and my 9 year old son and we all loved it. Will definitely be doing this one again.

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18 days ago

Great trail, specially if you're in the area camping. Not incredibly difficult, but I wouldn't bring first timers. One and only view is usually always crowded, but an awesome spot to have lunch.

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