Explore the most popular birding trails near Halifax with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very technical rocky start to the climb. But gorgeous and because it’s a technical climb it is not crowded

I did this trial this this past weekend on 10th of 11-10-2018 but went down the other was the part away from the bridge went to peters mountain shelter n back it’s the mordant part of the trail it was a great hike

Plenty of cool large rock structures which the trail weaves around/between around the 1-2 mile stretch between where the Susquehanna trail meets up with the AT at the top and beginning descent down to Clark's Ferry. There is some nice views to the south at some points where the rock is exposed. The rest of stretch toward Peter's Mountain is fairly rocky but still not quite as bad as trails further north on AT and does offer views of both sides where the power line clearing is. There are frequent large walls of rock slabs that continue along most of the trail to the side which are pretty interesting and close enough to occassionally climb on if one was inclined to.

Would imagine doing the ascent up from Clark's Ferry would be a bit difficult, but has plenty of navigating among different large rock structures to make it worth it. Did as point-to-point from Clarks Valley on rather cold day so my knees were not happy with the descent at that time. Had mentioned this on review for other stretch of AT between Clarks Valley and Swatara State Park...whoever built/maintains the AT trail between Clark's Ferry and Clarks Valley region did a nice job of incorporating the surrounding rocks where possible into steps, trail borders, etc.

I’ll have to go again where I can do entire trail. I had my geriatric pup so had to take it easy but it’s Pete t for her because nice and flat :)

Really nice trail, well maintained, however some graffiti on rocks along the way. Not very difficult, but some areas are rocky.

easy not much of a hike but a nice walk

Shock Rock and Table Rock have awesome views. The hike in between is a good one too.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017


The overlook viewing the South Susquehanna Valley is incredible to wake up to and watch light up at night.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Turned this into a 10 mile hike by looping it with a few other trails. Overall great hike, only saw 1 other person and he was out with his horse and dog.

This hike is more remote, we ran into a 5 foot timber rattler. The snake gave us no problems but like all PA hike they are out there.

Took the dog and she had a blast but there were a lot of ticks so check yourself and pets when done.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Nice views of the rockville bridge looking south. I could do without the road noise at either end, but a worthwhile hike anyway.

Nice hike with nice overlooks at shock rock, table rock, and an unmarked location beyond the shelter. there was ample parking at the trailhead, but the lot is not visible from the road.

Friday, February 17, 2017

This part of the AT is easy hiking. If you live in the area you can add an additional 5.7 miles by starting at the top of Peters Mountain and taking the Victoria Trail down the south side of the mountain to Victoria Furnace. If you are planning an over nighter, make sure you camp at the top on the AT, because the Victoria Trail takes you down the south side of the mountain and it will be difficult to find a place to pitch a tent going down the mountain.

Good easy trail. Great views at Shock Rock and Table Rock. Take the kids and/or the dog it is a good introduction to hiking and the Appalachian Trail.

A little rocky in places, but a few views to be seen!

I stumbled upon this one day wondering.The best view around!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Great hike! Well worth the trip.

It's a good hike with different sceneries as you hike.

I enjoyed it to my 10 year old cousin with me and my dog.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

My son and I just started Back packing. Dec. 30th was our 1st night out. this section was later in the day, After passing the Victorian trail we stopped at the shelter for lunch around 130 pm. we decided to hump it to the next shelter. The weather did not help with much views it was fogged out and cool, around 40 degrees. trail was a lot faster to walk than I thought it would be. Happy feet area. But that's just me.

Don't be naive about the difficulty level (like I was). The rocks are brutal on the arches and many chances of getting injured. However, had some amazing views and absolutely loved the challenge of the trail. Got to see a deer, frog, and lizard as far as wildlife goes. Also bring plenty of water.

the bears were actually on the peters mtn to Victoria trail

very good trail good scenic outlooks trail not to hard

a great trail good scenic vistas saw a couple black bear ( awesome! ) trail is moderately hard

Appalachian Trail North. An easy hike. The trail is highly traveled by both hikers and runners. About a half mile from the trail head are the power lines - "Shock" Rock where you may enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Blue Mountain on one side and the valleys on the other side. At 2.0 miles from the trail head is Table Rock. It is relatively easy to go down the rocks and climb on to the outcropping to bask in the sun. The only part I didn't like about the trail are the number of spider webs. During our hike we were also warned by a runner of a sighting of bears - 2 Cubs and the Mother.

Only went about 4 miles but great views in a few spots

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