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Hiked from 309 to Bake Oven Shelter, and back. Overnighted at New Tripoli. Loved it all! Technical hiking in the rocks (app. 1 mile of very rocky trail, with .25 scramble section). It's a satisfying challenge, but with some genuine safety risk (especially with a backpack). Nice to have gloves. Decent bird-watching throughout. Grafitti on the knob is distressing, but is limited to just that area. Bear Rocks are beautiful with a dry camp right by the cliffs. Several other "dry" campsites in very picturesque spots all along the ridgeline. Tripoli campsite was nice, but a bit impacted. Plenty of firewood. Good water. Funny story: Was feeling accomplished (and a bit bushed) after having gone up and back through the rocks. When I got to the end, I met a party of "plainfolk" backpacking the other way--including three ladies in long skirts and Lancaster kapps. They were on their third day, and looked as fresh as flowers! I'm impressed.

lovely train with some great views

Great place to start if you are new to hiking. Trail start is already set to elevation so you don’t have to huff it to 1,100 ft. Good ebbs and flows. Plenty enough campsites if you want a short hike into the woods. Works well if you don’t have a lot of time to plan something big.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

cool place , need to be experienced hiker. We did a day trip but nany of the hikers are traveling along thd trail from state to

hiking
scramble
7 months ago

Combined with Bake Oven Knob and Knife's Edge along with a section of the AT. The rock scramble is fun but section between Bear Rocks to Bake Oven Knob is a wide path with an easy stroll.

Hiked from the AT parking lot along 309 to the Bake Oven Knob. Bear Rocks and Knife's Edge were great rock scrambles. They were a little challenging once the wind gusts came but a lot of fun to climb and traverse. The views were great along the way. Super rocky trail though so definitely where boots. At some points you just wish you could put your feet flat and walk for a little without any rocks. If I did it again, I'd skip continuing on to the Knob. While the views are great, the graffiti is awful. My Fitbit registered 12 miles out and back when you include the Knob.

backpacking
Mon Nov 05 2018

It's a fun trail. There are a ton of unmarked campsites between the start point listed and the New Tripoli Campsite which is off a side-trail after the power lines.

Perfect crisp November morning. I got the last spot in the small parking lot at 7:30, judging by the dew on the windshields most were there over night, evident by the several encampments on the way to the Edge. Didn't run into many orher hikers until about 10 on the way down.

backpacking
Sat Nov 03 2018

Awesome trail. We went in November and had so many breathtaking views of the fall foliage. The only water source we found was on a blue blaze at the New Tripoli camp site (near the south west end of this trail). That site was busy, but we continued out south/west and found plenty of quality empty sites for a party of 4. Would come back.

hiking
Thu Oct 11 2018

The beginning and end of this trial can be rather dull hike (wider access road), but makes up for it once you reach the rocky area between Bear Rocks and Knife's Edge (relief to return that way). The rocks on the trail during the middle stretch are mostly large and sloped at various angles which can be tricky in the wet days (very slippery!). The views from Bear Rocks and especially Knife's Edge are excellent. Did as part of out-and-back between Bake Oven Knob lot and Dan's Pulpit. There's no trail in AllTrails specifically for stretch between Rt. 309 and Dan's Pulpit, but will mention the trail is just wide access road for several miles from Rt. 309 west toward Hawk Mountain and doesn't get more interesting/rocky until after passing Allentown Shelter.

Fun, blue blaze scramble off of the AT. And very easy to miss! The tiny sign is far above eye level. Going Nobo, look to your left after knifes edge but before the Bake Oven Knob parking lot.

This trail can get a bit intense. If you like scrambling then this is a perfect place for you. Knife Edge had a beautiful view but I personally did not enough all the rocks simply because I was rarely able to take in the surroundings because I had my eyes on the ground 99% of the time. I wouldn't do it again but that's just a personal preference. I was not expecting my whole trip to be rocks and car size boulders, plus a mountain on boulders to climb. I gave it 4 starts because I know plenty of people enjoy all the rocks but for those of you who prefer a variety on the trail this might not be for you. We turned back about 1/2 mile after knife Edge because it was getting dark and we couldn't find a campsite. We ended up camping at the campsite right before (NB) the power lines and that was a perfect spot with a little back space perfect for a tent setup rock free and a beautiful view.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

Awesome

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.

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