Appalachian Trail, Pinnacle Trail, Valley Rim and Pulpit Rock [CLOSED]

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail, Pinnacle Trail, Valley Rim and Pulpit Rock [CLOSED] is a 9.1 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 best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,236 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

closed

NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information here: www.hamburgboro.com 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. The address for the trailhead is: 400 Reservoir Rd Hamburg, PA 19526

hiking
3 minutes ago

Any updates on this trail? Still closed?

hiking
blowdown
5 days ago

May 24 - still closed

hiking
8 days ago

Still closed may 20th

hiking
13 days ago

Still closed 5/16/20...police vehicle sitting at entrance to the loop ...if you can’t social distance on a hike outdoors then what has the world come to Still giving 5 stars because it is awesome when it is open

hiking
14 days ago

Is this trail still closed!?

hiking
27 days ago

As of 5/2/2020 this is still closed. It would be nice if PA put that on one of their websites!

hiking
1 month ago

Police were there 4/1/2020 in the AM. Still closed.

hiking
2 months ago

Police present at the trail head and parking not allowing anyone out of their cars. NO hiking allowed

2 months ago

FYI.Parking Area and Trails closed due to lack of social distancing awareness. Police presence in place

muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Great hike. Not much to see on the way down. Lots of rocky parts so can be hard on the ankles. Views from the top well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Don’t go on a weekend if you want to be socially distant. Got here around 10 and it was a bit busy, but still peaceful. Left around 2 and the cars were parked the whole way to the main road, total cluster, cars and people everywhere. Still a great hike though.

off trail
rocky
2 months ago

great opportunities for off trail, main trail in good condition for pets or young kids, rocky in parts, multiple view spots

Beautiful trail. A bit rocky. However, my 4 & 6 year old climbed it w/ slight difficulty.

Nice hike for late winter/early spring. Beautiful day!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! The start begins with a spacious flat trail with quite a few other people. I did go on a Sunday around mid day so it was to be expected. I took the pulpit trail and it became narrow and much more wooded. Before we reached pulpit rock it got extremely rocky which was a lot of fun. Beautiful view and very well taken care of and clean.

Beautiful day for a hike, great views at the top. It was nice that the ground was frozen so there wasn’t too much mud. Highly recommended.

Pulpit Rock to Pinnacle to parking lot White to Blue

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did this back in March when there was still snow on the ground. One of the rockiest sections of hiking I’ve done in PA. Pulpit Rock and Pinnacle offer beautiful views, this is a pretty heavily trafficked trail but I only ran into people at the vistas. Has some of the best views in the state.

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