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I go here often. The loop is exactly two miles. This GPS on here isn’t quite right. Nice trail, well maintained. Easy.

Great veiws! there are three great campsites on the north side of the mountain in the grassy area close to the east part of the trail. there is also a spot about a mile down the AT from the east. AT section is pretty smooth hiking with a couple uphills. the scenic section has nice veiws and just a little rocky on spots.

This is a great trail that's well maintained. There are lots of birds in the spring and an area that's fantastic for hanging a hammock. playgrounds nearby make it a great starter trail for kids.

A good friend and I decide to do this trail at the last minute instead of backpacking at the Pinnacle, and I’m glad we did! The trail starts off with a pretty decent uphill section, on which you’ll pass the George W. Outerbridge shelter and it’s accompanying spring. We started from the parking lot just across the bridge in Slatington, but if starting at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, a stream can be found on the Woodpecker Trail as well if there has been sufficient rainfall. These are the only two water sources nearby, so plan accordingly. After reaching the top of the ridge, the trail levels out and becomes open and grassy, and some VERY nice campsites can be found! The trail overlooks the towns of Lehighton, Bowmanstown, and Palmerton, and the views while hiking are excellent! After passing the last communications tower, the trail enters the woods, and begins a long gradual downhill along the Appalachian Trail back to the starting point.

Other scenic drives are pretty amazing from beginning to end. Over 90 miles this had about 4 cool spots to stop and check out and multiple views of rolling hills. The vast majority of this drive was either through neighborhood/cities or shrouded by tree line. The main highlight of this drive is the view at the summit, approximately halfway along the route. The hotel at the top had a huge deck and restaurant and it was a spectacular place for a sunset. It is also a few meters from the only pullout (Southbound) along the entire road.

One of my favorite loops in this area. A great mix of some technical sections, easy portions, climbing, flat. Lovely views of the Lehigh River too!

Definitely a great workout as the climb to the top is pretty steep if you're a beginner hiker or just getting in shape. It was made more difficult as it was extremely rocky in a lot of parts and with rain and fog visibility was low and things were slippery. Prob should not have gone alone as I only saw a few other people in the safe house and felt eerily alone. Disappointed the summit was completely covered in fog but I knew that going in. Trails were easy to make out and well marked.

Admittedly did not finish this trail due to the day being hotter than expected and the first part of the trail quite a climb. Levels off toward the top but we were already low on water so turned around. We’ll be back!

This is not a "hiking trail" it is a heavily travelled two-lane black top hi-way. Why is it even listed?

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the southwestern Pennsylvania countryside on a picturesque fall day three years ago. There are many wonderful points of interest along (or just off) the National Pike. The spectacular Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and the Fort Necessity National Battlefield are just two miles a part in Farmington. And in between these two stops, take route 381 a short distance north to scenic Ohiopyle State Park...and just further to Frank Lloyd Wright's world-famous Fallingwater house (which was the highlight of the entire trip for me).

A beautiful ride on a beautiful day. I needed to get to my destination or I could have spent a couple days on this road.

It is a beautiful drive whether you are into the history or not. And the parks are nice too. I spent a little time at Fort Necessity. I have been through here before but usually at night and never took the time to enjoy it before. Next time through I will allow even more.

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