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Appalachian Trail (PA): Pulpit Rock,Pinnacle,Blue Rocks! Easy-Side-Stren 8.7 Mi

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  • Appalachian Trail (PA) Circuit Hike: Pulpit Rock, Blue Rock, and the Pinnacle with Rock Scramble! An Easy-Side-of-Strenuous 8.7 Mile Hike with Optional Post Hike Meal

    Hike on this section of the Appalachian Trail for spectacular views of Hawk Mountain, the Lehigh Valley, and Blue Rocks. Many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers claim the views from 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). 

    Trail Information

    Nearby City: Hamburg, PA
    Length: 8.7-mile loop 
    Elev. Gain: 868 feet
    Trail Type: Loop
    Terrain: Rocky forest footpaths follow forested mountain trails and mountain streams to a ridge-top boulder outcrop
    Skill Level: Easy-Side-of-Strenuous due to the steep rocky climbs (This hike not good for those without prior hiking experience as there are a couple of tougher hills.)
    Trailhead Elev: 750 feet
    Top Elev: 1615 feet

    Park Entry Fee
    There is no park entrance fee.

    Gear Suggestions
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     for suggestions regarding what to wear and what not to wear for hiking the trails.

    Weather Information
    We hike rain, snow, or shine. Click Here to view the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.

    Hike Pace
    The goal for this hike is to maintain an average moving pace of ~ 2.5 mph. This speed is frequently used in popular hiking publications to represent the pace of an average hiker. We welcome you to please sign up for another hike if you know that this is not a comfortable pace for you. We strive to offer a variety of hikes and pace options so we can always have something for everyone no matter their interest and ability.

    Our RSVP and Group Etiquette
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    to review our RSVP policies and group etiquette.

    Carpool Suggestions and Information

    Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and places are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the 'Comments' section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and offerings.

    Baltimore Area Carpool Suggestion - Savage Station
    To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore area, people can arrange to meet at Savage Station. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Savage Station location.

    DC Area Carpool Suggestion - Centreville
    To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, people can arrange to meet at the Centreville Park and Ride. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Centreville Park and Ride location.

    If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click Here for a list of suggested carpool locations complete with directions and other details including other carpool information. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment — by just offering a ride!

    Directions to the Trailhead
    Click Here for Directions
     to Where We Meet for this Hike

    Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 9:45-9:55

    The Hike is at 10:00 a.m.

    Carpool Time from Savage Station — 7:30 a.m.

    Carpool Time from Centreville Park and Ride — 7:00 a.m.

    Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and donations ARE tax deductible. Tax ID: [masked].

    A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike!

    Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there

    Mike:

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    • Donations to Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group are Tax Deductible: Tax ID[masked]. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization. 

    • Click Here to Learn more about Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group’s Mission. 

    • 100% of Every Dollar Goes Directly to the Expenses of Serving our Mission.

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RSVPs close: Dec 16 at 11:45 PM

  • Michael H.
    Certified Hike Leader and Wilderness Medical First Responder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I am a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group leadership team.

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    Movement + the good outdoors + friends old & new... PRICELESS!

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