Pole Steeple Trail

MODERATE 92 reviews

Pole Steeple Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gardners, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

This Michaux State Forest trail contains some steep climbs. The entire park can be viewed from the Pole Steeple Overlook, which is a quartzite rock outcropping. The trail begins at the Pole Steeple parking lot, along the Railroad Bed Road by Laurel Lake, and proceeds up to the rocky overlook.

3 days ago

Wasn't the best marked trail and was really steep, but the view was beautiful and it was a lot of fun.

3 days ago

We do this all the time. It's challenging but my fat doxie can do it. So that's saying something.

hiking
3 days ago

We do this all the time. It's challenging but my fat doxie can do it. So that's saying something.

6 days ago

10 days ago

Very beautiful view from up top. Good if your interested in short and nice hike

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19 days ago

This was a rocky, uphill climb with a rewarding view at the top.

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1 month ago

I do this trail once every season. But, this is not one for easy-winded folks. It is steep.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Great scenic overlooks, offers steep trail and a longer zigzag trail, able to do some bouldering! So much fun!!

1 month ago

I've did this hike many times now..even camped along the way last year..Awesome view at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Tough start for a beginner. But the view was incredible and worth it. We were able to do it in about 2 hours with a long break at the top.

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2 months ago

really awesome trail if you do the 6 mile loop goes by two lakes and a cliff overhang along the way
deffently coming back down this way