The Pinnacle Trail Loop

MODERATE 360 reviews
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The Pinnacle Trail Loop is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamburg, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

A great hike on portions of the Appalachian Trail. Observatory is enroute to Pinnacle with outstanding views of Lehigh Valley and Interstate 78. Lots of wildlife to watch along the way. From the gate follow the road up to the Appalachian Trail, follow the white blazes through the switch backs then climb to the summit of Pulpit Rock then continue on the trail for about 2 miles then follow the blue blazed trail to the summit. Backtrack on the blue blazed trail from the summit and follow the Appalacian Trail towards Eckville. Once you hit an open meadow, a blue blaze trail will be on your left. Take this trail and it will bring you down to a reservior. Follow the reservior road back to the parking area.

3 days ago

My first hike! Completed with moderate difficulty. Was a great challenge. Trails are beautiful and well maintained. Views are incredible. Definitely worth it!

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5 days ago

Can somebody please tell me where to park the car if I want to stay for the weekend there? Also, is it ok to swim in the river? And what about camping is it legal anywhere or certain areas? Please guys let me know this is my first time camping I don't want to ruin it. Thanks!

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12 days ago

Beautiful hike with some astonishing views for the area.

16 days ago

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18 days ago

Loved it! The Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock are great viewpoints, and the trail is generally in nice shape. Pulpit Rock side of the trail gets quite rocky, if you're not into that sort of thing.

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