Appalachian Trail: Smith Gap Road to Wind Gap

EASY 16 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Smith Gap Road to Wind Gap is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kunkletown, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

Momma and cubs seen at trail head

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

fairly easy trail, a little rocky in some spots. Very dense and woody, which is nice, but the few miles we went, weren't very scenic. Might try the other unmarked entrance next time.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

hiking
Friday, February 05, 2016

Really awesome. Hiked to Leroy Smith Shelter. Weather was chilly. Saw bear tracks in the snow. Had a great 7 mile hike.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Friday, April 10, 2015

I agree with Tom-
My buddy and I got lost few years ago because the markers just ended.
Hot summer day and had to take the fire road down to bottom of 191.
Thank god for Willie ..an old man who lives across street from fire road ....he filled our water bottles and we hoped into the back of his pick-up truck....and he drove us up 191 to get back on trail.
Got to the shelter late evening....and completed our adventure the next day!

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

The trail from Smith gap towards little gap is good however when doing each end as a loop the Southanne going north is problematic. The trail begins well but at 1 1/4 miles becomes a boundary and the true AT trail diminishes. I consider myself good at following the markers however the trail is overgrown and problematic. I do not consider this self a good thing on the a T and would recommend taking the southside trail from the road through the cleanup site to Lehigh gap.certainly if you are attempting this trail as exercise you cannot do it with any deliberate pace both because of the boulders and because of the portrayal markings.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Great hike. Rocks are slippery but just have to watch. Always great to meet new hikers along the way

hiking
Saturday, March 30, 2013

walking
Thursday, February 21, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Nice hike through the mountains. Need to watch footing because of walking on rocks.

hiking
Thursday, September 09, 2010

To much cover to see anything. It looks long and monotone with really too few points of vue. Still a good exercise.