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This is a really fun trail with lots of diversity. We hiked all the way to Bake Oven Knob and back for about 10.5 Miles. Climbing Bears Rocks and Knifes Edge was really cool, and Bake Oven Knob makes a great lunch spot with spectacular views!
Lots of rocks on this trail!

The “ Cliffs “ Are Very Challenbing. Trek Lightly!!!

Really liked this one! I went past Bear Rocks to Bake Oven Knob, which I recommend. Great views; in late September, when I went, it was lightly trafficked. Trail is extremely well-blazed as of 9/17.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I had a good time hiking this I did the first half in torrential downpours so you can't doubt and finish the rest from bake oven knob to Lehigh Gap the next day a good mixture of features and you can never go wrong with the view from the knob

First backpacking trip if my life, had a terrific time! Can't wait to do more!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

absolutely love this hike. It was very strenuous but well worth it.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

We hiked 10 miles out and back. Very strenuous with some amazing views.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great hike. Note: 1 mile in nice spot in right to camp and 3 miles in rocks with nice look out. Not too hard. Locks of rocks, could hurt ur ankle. Well traveled trail. Would be hard to get lost. Def met peiple on it that been out for months on the AP.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Very rocky hike that is a lot of fun! The actual lookout at bears rocks is not as we expected. You must climb up a large wall of rocks and then once you get to the top, there is a high tree line that you look over to see the overlook. I could have gotten a better view at a different hike along the AT, but this hike was a very quiet and peaceful one. We went on a chilly December morning and ran into 2 people the entire 9 miles.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Thursday, August 20, 2015

I started off from baked oven knob heading towards bear rocks. Once you get to bear rocks is when the fun starts lol... lots and lots of rocks! it took me less than 3 hours to get to 309 and complete the trail. I saw a New Tripoli sign for campsites and I was told by a hiker that it was 2 1/2 miles away from the AT approximately. Not sure if it was true or not but I will definitely follow that blue trail to the campsite to check it out at another time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nice view from the top of Bear Rocks, avoid the knob!

My brother and I took our three boys on the trail Sunday for an overnight hike/camp. We camped overnight at the New Tripoli campsite. There are about 8 satellite sites there and the spring is running at the bottom of the site trail.

This was a very challenging section of the trail. We did it over 2 days with two young boys. One big drawback was the fact that the springs were dried up at the Bake Oven Knob shelter. Lots of great overlooks.

Great overnight trip...if you bring your own water. Hiked from 309 to the Bake Oven Knob shelter and back. This hike would easily have been 5 stars if the springs at the Bake Oven Knob shelter weren't dried up. We brought 70oz. hydration bladders planning to refill at the springs. All 3 springs at the shelter were bone dry. At this point there are still roughly 7mi. left to the Leigh gap so we were forced to turn back immediately to locate water for the night. Thankfully I had brought germicidal tablets and we were able to scoop enough water out of some tire ruts to fill our 2 bladders. This enabled us to stay out overnight and then trek back in the morning a short distance to water. All in all a fun hike/climb. The rock ridge is a difficult feature and I would suggest not attempting if you have any fear of heights and or are not confident in your balance.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Definitely up there on the list for me. I usually drop in at Lehigh Furnace Gap and hike south to Bake Oven Knob, then onto Bear Rocks and The Cliffs. The Knife Edge is definitely a test of will, especially if you're out there with full backpacks on. Rocky as hell, but the views are tremendous, there are a few springs (Bake Oven Knob and New Tripoli), and plenty of campsites.

Friday, July 15, 2011

One of my favorite hikes. Reasonably level ground, and some fun climbing when you get to the rocks.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

If you like great views, climbing large rock formations and dont think nothing of hiking over 10 miles, then this hike is for you! Here's what you do. Take 309 to the sign next to the road on top of the Blue Mountain that says "Appalachian Trail", turn up the road and park. Keep in mind the trail is off to the right of the road and the last place to pick the trail up from the road is when you make it to the Mind Control Antenna. Then hike 5 1/2 miles to Baked Oven Knob. Judging by the trash, you'll want to either do drugs and/or have sex once you're at the knob before returning the 5 1/2 miles to your vehicle. I was only on this hike once and I saw the bear on Bear Rocks but left before the bear saw me on his rocks. I'd put at least 6 hours aside to enjoy yourself up there.

11 months ago

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