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Mount Davis Pennsylvania Highpoint Trail

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Mount Davis Natural Area

Mount Davis Pennsylvania Highpoint Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salisbury, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 826 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
11 minutes ago

The Hike was nice and the area is full of other great locations. Check out my full write up along with with pictures and things to look out for. www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mountdavis/

We parked at the picnic area and walked to the right, up the little hill to the trail head. The trail from the beginning to the fire tower is wide and grassy. From the tower, you can reverse your route or continue the loop. The trail becomes more of a hiking trail from here. Make sure you use your AllTrails recording as not all the trails are marked. It is a bit rocky but they are large rocks and easy managed, nothing like neighboring trails (think Wolf Rocks). I agree with other hikers as this is more easy- moderate than just easy. Great hike, but minimal views.

hiking
muddy
rocky
15 days ago

We parked at the picnic area and started our hike from there. We stopped at the overlook, then continued on. Super rocky trail, with a lot of elevation changes. I thought the overlook was very unique and enjoyed the walk up and the view. There was a stop to see a small spring, I loved crossing some streams, once we had to jump on rocks and another spot cross on a log. Steep uphill climb by beautiful waterfalls. Had some challenging parts and we were all ready for a break at the end. Definitely more on the moderate side than Easy.

hiking
muddy
rocky
21 days ago

Would rate this trail as moderate! But I absolutely loved it! The water was up because of the rain we’ve had lately, and it made the creek flow absolutely stunning! Adventuring across the creek in a few spots was so freaking fun, and the rocks are covered in the most beautiful moss! 10/10 would recommend as one of the best ways to spend an afternoon!!!

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bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

We didn't care for this trail at all. It is a walk in the woods, nothing special to see. I also think it is more moderate than easy. It is heavily washed out in some places and really muddy. The majority of this trail is rocky, so wear boots with deep enough lugs. We spent most of the hike looking down at our feet because of the rocks. The red portion, Tub Mill Run trail, was the worst of it. The first part at the bottom of the hill was pretty and runs along a creek, but the top of the hill is overgrown and not trafficked at all. Didn't see anyone else on the red trail. If you are looking for an isolated trail with lots of rocks and no scenery, this is it.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Trail was a little flooded but expected but was great trail with lots of great features. Also had to build a make shift bridge to walk across deep and fast moving water. All and all good day with family.

hiking
flooded
snow
1 month ago

great trail, although i wouldnt say this is easy. it may be on the lower end of moderate.

Nice trail along a stream with small waterfalls. Fun hike with friends!

hiking
flooded
muddy
snow
3 months ago

It was bit difficult finding the trail head from panic area. We decided to the 5.2m loop, we missed a turn twice and had to double back. The trail could be marked better. Overall still a 5/5 cuz nature rocks!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with sparse elevation change. Just a walk in the woods, nothing too special.

hiking
6 months ago

Completed on 11/7/19 alongside MD’s highest point. It was a cold, dreary rainy day and I was the only person on the trail. This “loop” took me about 2 hours to do. I’d say other than some footing, it was easy. The hardest part was knowing where to veer off and turn on the trail, which wasn’t clearly indicated in the instructions here, but the map helps. The nicest part was the hike along the stream. No views to speak of given how foggy and cloudy it was.

6 months ago

Just completed the loop. Randomly just decided to go for a hike and picked here to kick off the fall/winter hikes. Some snow on the ground made the trails a little more difficult to maneuver. The abstract rocky trail base and snow combination is an ankle twister, and the combination really slowed down the pace. Almost had to watch every step for the majority of the trails. Would have loved to been here early to mid October. But today was as clear as a day that you can get in PA and the views from the high point were amazing. Could see well into Maryland and West Virginia. Well worth taking the back country roads to get here also. Will be back in the spring.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great, easy hike for us and our dogs! The overlook was cool, but definitely not for people who are afraid of heights! Trail starts at an awesome picnic area! would go again!

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