Knifes Edge via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Knifes Edge via Appalachian Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Germansville, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 305 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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scramble
1 month ago

Gorgeous views on a beautiful fall day. So many awesome colors. Bear rock is a must. Very pretty. Very rocky.

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bugs
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rocky
2 months ago

Did bears rock and knife edge trail. So many bugs, wolf spiders and there was a snake hidden in the rocks we were climbing. Hard work that wasn't rewarded with the views. Wouldn't do this trail again.

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rocky
scramble
5 months ago

A nice, quick day hike. Smooth and flat to start but gets rocky and stays rocky with some nice scrambling along the way. Bear Rocks was a fun little climb to break up the hike, but the graffiti on the rocks was disappointing. Knifes Edge has a beautiful view. Trail's moderate rating is fair, but I'd recommend novices avoid climbing Bear Rocks.

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muddy
rocky
6 months ago

The first mile or so of the trail is pretty flat and then after it gets rocky fast. The trail had some downed trees in the path. It was also extremely rocky. I wouldn’t recommend this hike for beginners as the rocks can get overwhelming, as they are steep in some places. Bear rocks require some rock climbing to get to but overall wasn’t to bad of a climb up. There are several campsites along the trail if you wish to make it a backpacking trip instead of just a day hike. Overall a good hike to some nice vistas. It was a relatively dry trail today but it was muddy in places as it rained the night before.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Knifes edge has some really amazing views. It stars off pretty easy but there are some really fun rock scrambles at Bear rocks and then at the knife's edge.

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bugs
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scramble
7 months ago

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8 months ago

Combined with Bake Oven Knob, Bear Rock, and Knife's Edge along with a section of the AT. The rock scrambles at Knife's Edge and Bear Rocks are fun but section between Bear Rocks to Bake Oven Knob is a wide path with an easy stroll.

10 months ago

Did AT parking lot to the knob and then a bit more of the AT. views are nice, sad to see all the spray paint everywhere. definitely an easy to medium hike. NOT hard.

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11 months ago

Very rocky but great views. Hiked from the AT parking lot to the Knob.

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