Tuscarora Trail - Knob Mountain

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Tuscarora Trail - Knob Mountain is a 10.3 mile point-to-point trail located near New Germantown, Pennsylvania and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.3 miles
1,033 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly


Fairly level near-wilderness ridgeline hike; great views This hike has two things that make it one of my favorites: (1) it's near-wilderness, marred only by distant sound from the PA Turnpike the last few miles of the hike, and (2) it is fairly quick and easy to access by car. The trail follows the rocky ridgeline of Rising Mountain and then Knob Mountain. This is relatively level until a very steep descent at the end of Knob Mountain to the trail section end. This grade makes a north to south hike advisable. Cautions: bring sufficient water, as there is none available along the hike. Avoid hike in wet conditions as rocks and end descent can be dangerously slippery. Keep an eye peeled for rattlesnakes sunning themselves on rocks--I saw only a ribbon snake on this hike but have seen rattlers on nearby sections of the Tuscarora Trail in summer months. Emergency exit via Catholic Path (goes through private property; see map) to Doylesburg--no other means to reach road except trail beginning and end.