Furnace Creek Trail to Pinnacle Trail Loop [CLOSED]

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Furnace Creek Trail to Pinnacle Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 8.3 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,131 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information: www.hamburgboro.com

closed
1 month ago

Tried to hike on 4/11 but area was closed by police because of COVID.

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Went on a Saturday, 12/28, had a great hike, lots of people though. Pinnacle was worth it.

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rocky
5 months ago

Stunning views from Pinnacle

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rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Went counter clockwise. Going up to pinnacle some rocky portions with a lil bit of climbing. Great views at Pulpit then at Pinnacle. A bit crowded at Pinnacle. Going down the other side was a lot easier. Not as many rocks. Wide trail. Enjoyable.

Nice hike. I took the loop counter clockwise so I would be ascending the steeper parts. My quads were burning when I got to Pulpit. The hike from there to Pinnacle was more level but rocky. The hike back to the trailhead was pretty easy but my legs knew they had a workout by the time I was back. Overall a very good hike.

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rocky
9 months ago

Beautiful and scenic views. Despite it being a busy day, the trail wasn't too crowded and we had a nice chat with some other hikers at the Pinnacle. Only took us 3 hours to complete the whole hike. Definitely rocky, but I think it makes for a fun challenge.

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bugs
10 months ago

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bugs
muddy
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

The section going up past the reservoir is actually not on the large format maps at the trailhead but it is easy to follow the path up past the reservoir into rhododendron glens. The trail remains path/road-like until your reach the ridge. It is fairly easy the whole way up. At the merger with the AT the train switches back over into the a fairly typical trail in PA; lots of rocks. The pinnacle itself is about 500 feet off the AT on a small spur and the views are impressive. Section of the AT past this point is more technically challenging. The is a privately owned astronomy observation area on the way back down which is interesting. There is an outhouse for those who need it. Be careful here because it is easy to loose the trail.

rocky
Mon May 27 2019

Solid day trip hike. You will enjoy it. Took about 4 hours to do the loop. Highly recommend getting there before 10am.

hiking
Wed May 22 2019

great trail. hustled a bit and completed it in 4 hours. went counter-clock wise as another poster suggested and highly recommend taking that direction.

Awesome day and trail, beautiful weather and clear skies. Ran into about ten hikers for a Tuesday. Much of trail dry, but several miles with stream running thru train, but typically less than 1/2” of water. Didn’t use hiking poles or felt needed them, I’m 55. Parts very rocky. Saw one non-poisonous snake, but heard rattle snakes by heli-pad cutout.

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scramble
Tue Apr 23 2019

Sun Nov 11 2018

Top's view is so amazing.

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Sun Nov 04 2018

Decided to do this hike today on a beautiful fall day- so did about 100 other people. It was crowded, but still this trail is beautiful. First time on it. We decided to bear right and go to Pulpit first, which was a great idea to avoid a steep descent at the end when the dog and I were tired. The trail description should definitely include rocky- the entire trail is rocks of some variety. Significant leaf cover slowed the pace a little too. However, the viewpoints are great and the walk along the Furnace Creek Trail was peaceful and pretty and a great way to end the walk.

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