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The Pinnacle! An 8.7 Moderate Hike on the AT to the Pinnacle!
"Walk the Appalachian Trail for spectacular views of Hawk Mountain, the Lehigh Valley, and Blue Rocks. Many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers claim the views at the Pinnacle are the best views on the Pennsylvania stretch of the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, you'll get a workout climbing up the rocky path to the top (be sure to wear hiking boots). You then get a reprieve as you make a gentle descent on a wide dirt road. This is an extremely popular trail with hikers."
Nearby City: Hamburg, PA
Length: 8.7 mile loop hike
Elev. Gain: 868 feet
Trail Type: Loop
Terrain: Rocky forest footpaths and abandoned roads follow forested mountain trails and mountain streams to a ridge-top boulder outcrop
Skill Level: Moderate due to the steep rocky climbs
Duration: 5 hours
Trailhead Elev: 750 feet
Top Elev: 1615 feet
We hike rain or shine! Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.
This hike not good for those without prior hiking experience as there are a couple of tough hills.
Here are some suggestions for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.
There are two carpool arangements for this location.
To carpool, you can makr arrangement in the comment section below to meetup at Savage Station if coming from hte Baltimore area. Click here for directions to Savage Station.
DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, meetup at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for information and directions to the Centerville location. Use the c omment section to discuss carpooling with other members.
If you can drive or want to carpool from an additional location, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Hike is at 9:00 a.m.
Carpool meetup time from Savage is 6:30 a.m.
Carpool meetup time at Centerville is 6:00 a.m.
Directions to the Trailhead
Click here for directions to the trailhead for this hike.
Please remember we hike the pace of the group and it can vary. We take breaks as necessary and have a guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back for each group of hikers and which helps make sure that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then please find another group! We are very supportive and encouraging with no pressure on speed but focus on safety while leaving no trace.
Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
For those of us in DC, I think the most logical carpool location is the Forest Glen Metro station. I plan to change the hike time to 10:30 am (considering the 3:15 drive from this point and a ~5 hour hike duration). That means a 7:00am carpool time at Forest Glen Metro; wmata.com also shows that buses arrive there before 7:00am. Check that site for bus schedules from your origin.
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Additional notes: Refunds provided ONLY if requested PRIOR to 48 hours before hike time
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