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Advanced Hike 30+ miles loop. AT Section Elk pen pA -> Bear Mtn -> Elk pen PA

**FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY! NOT FOR BEGINNERS! This will be an advanced hike only suitable for experienced hikers in strong physical condition!**

This hike is designed for Intermediate/Advanced hikers wanting to increase their endurance for longer hikes in spring/summer. We will keep a[masked] pace the entire time and there will be NO break for lunch. This hike should take about 12-14 hours to complete.

You may turnaround at any point of the route to make the hike shorter.

PLEASE!!! If your profile says novice or beginner or you are a slow intermediate hiker, please do not sign up. We need to keep a fast pace the entire day.

** Drop the water for your self at[masked],[masked] on your way to start point. This is AT and Seven Lake Drive crossing nearly Bear Mountain . Not sure if water is available on the top of the Bear Mountain **

Essential Items are items that need to be in your pack:

  • Northern Harriman/Bear Mountain maps
  • Head Lamp and Flashlight
  • your own first aid.

Other items/gear to pack is up to you. You are Intermediate/Advanced hikers and should know what to pack to get you through the day.

No Dogs

Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and only you are responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent and should be aware that injuries have happened in the past.  The organizers, event host, and other members of the meetup will not be held liable for your actions. Signing up for this meetup acknowledges you have read and understand this.    


I expect you to know what you are doing and abide by all group rules.  We will have a five minute meeting to go over the routes & do equipment check.  There will be no sweep.  We travel at our own pace.

Drivers, please post with your RSVP if you have room for passengers and where you are driving from or can pick up passengers.  Passengers, please chip in for gas, toll(s) if any, coffee/tea for the driver.  I do not coordinate rides, so be proactive about offering carpool and contacting drivers. Post on the Meetup page.

Driving Directions:

Trailhead GPS:[masked],[masked]




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Got from this hike exactly what I wanted. I'm tired... Very tired! Deadly tired!
    But 24 hours later .. I want to hike it again and faster :)

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Ryan P.

    Does anyone have an extra seat leaving from the city? I live in Williamsburg but mobile.

    April 5, 2013

  • Christopher K.

    I was on top of bear Mt this past weekend and everything is closed up. NO Water.

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for info !

      April 3, 2013

  • xun

    ah.... tempting tempting...

    April 1, 2013

3 went

  • Kirill
    5+ Hikes, 30+ Miler
  • Yelena
    20+ Miler, Thinks 50°F is Cold, Co-Organizer
  • A former member

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