Scenic South Trail to Appalachian Trail via Ashfield Road

MODERATE 8 reviews

Scenic South Trail to Appalachian Trail via Ashfield Road is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Slatington, Pennsylvania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 498 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

A nice moderate hike to get to the scenic South Trail off the Appalachian Trail coming from Ashfield Road as opposed to Lehigh Gap. This makes for a 4 mile hike rather than a 9 mile one. This is a lollipop out and back, a little over a mile in along the AT in a wooded setting the Blue Blaze Sout Trail is on the right. Taking it leads to a mile of exposed rocky trail with near constant views to the north and south of the Mountain. The South Trail rejoins the AT after 1.1 miles, making a left on the Appalachian Trail you complete the lollipop portion and the back to Ashfield Road

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rocky
18 days ago

Great little hike but the rocky sections can be a bit of a pain. Make sure you've got good soles on your shoes!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice section of the AT did the loop to (Blue South Trail).. South trail is a mile of blue rocks (can be challenging) great overlooks of the Lehigh Gap

hiking
6 months ago

My favorite Blue Blaze off of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. Sweeping views and a rocky terrain along the South Trail.

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2 months ago

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