Appalachian Trail: Port Clinton to Highway 309

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Appalachian Trail: Port Clinton to Highway 309 is a 20.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Clinton, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
20.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3868 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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7 months ago

AP Trail - Port Clinton To Highway 309. 2 miles in (50 min walk) , decent place to set up camp and have fire. Same with 3 miles ( 1 hr 11 min walk) in marker. People been there already amd prepped.

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9 months ago

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11 months ago

Great trail. We started at the parking lot on the other side of Rt 61, which cut out one half mile of flat. We continued on the AT beyond the the 2.9 mile mark on the map. We hiked 4.85 out. We didn't pass Pine Swamp road. Doesn't anyone know where it is? I am guessing it is somewhere near the spring at the bottom of a steep hill. We made the return trip back making a total of 9.7 miles. It is quit a work out because of the elevation gain. I estimate that with the added terrain covered that we climbed about 1600 ft. We also met many real nice people. Thru hikers, section hikers, and a few people on a weekend hike, camping at top of mountain. Looking forward to doing it again before the end of the season. Most views are obscured by trees this late in season. I was able to see more when I went in early May. Post script: Parking off of Rt 61 is no longer available. There is a small parking lot on 61 near Port Clinton or there are places in Port Clinton where you can park. This section has a lot less people than the nearby section to the Pulpit and Pinnacle. Although it doesn't have the same views, it offers more solitude.

backpacking
11 months ago

The trail is great but don't park on pine swamp road unless you want your car vandalized.... Broke the back window and danged the door frame. Do not park on that road, park on hawk mountain road where the application crosses.

Friday, April 08, 2016

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

I thought the view over Hamburg was nice. The hike up from Port Clinton will get your heart a good pumping and the decent down will give your legs a workout. I would say this is a moderately strenuous hike. Go to Port Clinton Hotel for ice cold beer.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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Friday, December 04, 2015

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Doing this trail every november,,, this year in 8 inches of snow (early snow). Very first hike was from Port Clinton up to
1440 ft elevation..struggled but enjoyed the climb...Had 0 training which was a mistae... but hiked all summer and posted on you tube every time and this year,, even in the snow was so much easier. Im retired military, but this hike tests you.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I have to come back to this trail. though it was very scenic we went with 3' of snow and we didn't have snow shoes. we def needed them for the amount of snow on the ground.{ill be buying some}. didn't get to make it to the pinicle because of snow, but ill be doing this one again when it warms up.