Pole Steeple Trail

MODERATE 108 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.

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16 days ago

Great short hike with a gorgeous view at the top!

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22 days ago

Took our GS troop on this hike, loved it! I think there are parts of the hike that should be considered moderate hiking. Views at the top are beautiful!!!

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23 days ago

Gorgeous view! You can make it a loop if you want extra miles. Definitely an excellent workout and one of the best views in Pennsylvania.

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1 month ago

great trail. well marked. quite challenging. will be back to hike again.

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1 month ago

Nice short trail, big incline so pace yourself if not used to hiking.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago