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 vigorous 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 and mountain bikers. Mountain bikers are only allowed on the dirt road section of this hike, so you'll only have to watch for them there. Terrain: Rocky forest footpaths and abandoned roads follow forested mountain trails and mountain streams to a ridge top boulder outcrop. 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 vigorous 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 and mountain bikers. Mountain bikers are only allowed on the dirt road section of this hike, so you'll only have to watch for them there. Terrain: Rocky forest footpaths and abandoned roads follow forested mountain trails and mountain streams to a ridge top boulder outcrop. I started from Hawk Mountain Road at 9:34AM. I decided to make this a simulated weekend hike, even though it was just for the day. With extra water, tent, sleeping bag, food, cookset, etc. I was packing approx. 35 pounds. The hike is somewhat taxing, but really not all that difficult. I've hiked PA. all my life, so the rocks really don't bother me. The only rocks of any consequence are the last 100 yards to The Pinnacle and a short stretch from The Pinnacle to The Pulpit. Beautiful views from both vantage points. I'd like to try to get back when the fall foliage is in its prime. Be prepared to share your time there with others; I went on a Friday and met 26 other people along the way. But, it's definitely with the while. I arrived back at my car at 5:34PM and covered about 16 miles round trip. Not bad for a 50 year old who doesn't get out near as much as I used to or would like to. An excellent hike! The trail guide was very helpful got us easily to the trailhead and was accurate in regards to length of hike, type of terrain, elevation changes, etc. We had a beautiful day and saw amazing views. We're in our 50s and do a lot of hiking. The hike to the Pulpit Rocks was the most strenous, but invigorating. The rest was basically a steady downhill slope on a nice trail many rocks, but what can you expect for "Rocksylvania". We, too, want to go back in the fall as the previous reviewer said. The entire 8.7 mile hike took us just under 4.5 hours with a couple stops at Pulpit Rocks, The Pinnacle, and the reservoir. I highly recommend this hike! Good walk in the woods challenging but not a butt kicking 8.4 miles. It snowed oin us from start to finish which made for beautiful silence, a slip here and there lovely hemlocks bowed with snow but also no views due to white out. One section about 1/2 mile before pinnacle is a little confusing as trail meanders through a rock field, otherwise well blazed. We thouroughly enjoyed it 5 hours including 1/2 hour lunch break and an extra 1/2 mile when we over shot the left turn at the helicopter pad. If you are looking for a day hike with outlooking views, the Pinnacle loop is not a bad choice. beginner to intermediate terrain and easy for all ranges of experience. The hike itself measured in at 8.4 miles if I am not mistaken, and took about 3 and a half hours to complete. If you like bouldering, you will see some neat features along some of the outcroppings that you may want to mentally book mark for future ocassions. We hiked the trail on the 11th of November, and I was pretty shocked to see the fall foliage still on the trees. Also, pay consideration to the weather, as a group that hiked a day before us ran into fog and snow that limited visibility on some of the outlooks. Very nice trail the other reviews give great directions to get there. Make sure to bring good shows as the trail does get a bit rocky. If you are a beginner, pace yourself on the climb to pulpit rock this is by far the steepest part of the trail and can drain you for the rest of the trip. To get to the Pinnacle from Pulpit Rock go up to the rock (after you walk up the steep gravel road, make a right, go past the telescopes, and follow a small trail on the left to the rock) the pinnacle trail starts just before you get to the rock (ont he left). Great views from Pulpit Rock and Pinnace the decent is very gradual and nice. The weekend was rainy and overcast most of the time, but it was exactly the recharge my soul needed! Strong ankles and/or good fitting shoes are a must for the rocky slopes you will traverse along the way, but it is all worth it. My husband and I stayed at the Blue Rocks Campground through the weekend and did all our trail hiking on Saturday. It was a great trip. As a reminder. There are plenty of alternate routes, my favorite is the loop from the Hamburg reservoir, taking the "Blue Blazed" trail that follows the watershed (Furnace Creek) to the top where it meets the Appalachian Trail (there is a helipad). Turning right on the Appalachian Trail (North Rim) the path is relatively easy and picturesque until the last few hundred yards where it becomes quite rocky just before the Pinnacle overlook, which is breathtaking, especially on a clear day. The Appalachian's "South Rim" trail to Pulpit Rock is very rough and rocky but well worth the trek since the vista there is also spectacular, looking down on the Blue Rocks glacier deposit. Definitely take your camera. Two days ago I saw one rattler and three Copperheads within 30 feet of each other at the Pinnacle. I've found other hikers are always willing to alert you of snakes and other dangers on this hike. This hike was alot of fun and the views from both the Pinnacle and Pulpit rock were brilliant. There are one or two spots on the trail that could use some additional blazing, but we were able to figure it out. I can't wait to do this again. We would have camped there had we known about them before hand. The trail was great with stunning views of the landscape at both stops, Pulpit Rock The Pinnacle. Suggest wearing good shoes, it is very rocky and if you're a first timer I could see a sprained ankle coming out of the trip. Keep your eyes peeled for the white and blue markers along the trail. dome shaped) and there is a sign marked by some astronimical society. You would think this very clear land marker would be listed on the directions it is not. After you have reached this point continue to follow to the right to get to Pulpit Rock. After Pulpit Rock, returning to the trail, you will want to take the path on your right hand side. After walking this path for a 1/4 mile or less you will probably be confused, you will hit a big patch of rocks and see no markers. A path will be to your left though, if you walk out of the woods to the path and up the hill you will see a tower with some fenced in buildings at the top. You will probably again feel confused as if you have hit a dead end, but start walking to your left through the rocks and you will begin to see your white markers and a more clearly defined pathway will emerge. You will be walking this path for an hour and a half to two hours. Eventually you will come to a stacked pile of rocks, a pretty large pile. This is how you know you are almost to The Pinnacle and continue on past this for only a short bit. When you come back down, if you are up for a challenge go back the way you came, otherwise make sure you stick to the right side white path. This a MUCH smoother path with less rocks and a more smooth trail for you to climb down. I returned to 'conquer' the Pinnacle after an attempt last year left me failing miserably and returning after only getting to the Pulpit. Since then I lost 50lbs and I found the Pulpit a breeze. The walk to the Pinnacle was longer than I thought it would be, but it wasn't really that difficult. Enjoyed the rock scrambling. Took nice photos of the mountain laurel. Loved the great big cairn by the Pinnacle. The views are wonderful, and a nice rocky ledge to sit on for lunch. Make sure you take plenty of water. Saw many hawks and other birds. Took around 4 hours total then went off to Cabela's which is only a few miles away (worth a trip). Have been to the Pinnacle several times in all seasons and it is always an enjoyable day. Camping is not permitted but there is a well worn camping spot there. Be sure to carry plenty of water. Bring it from home, carry it up from the creek, or check out the Gold spring down the trail on the AT. We've seen hot air balloons, biplanes, birds galore, snakes, and porcupines on the way up or at the Pinnacle. If you plan on taking the easy reservoir road to the top of the ridge, beware that it becomes rocky the last 200 yards to the Pinnacle.(Typical PA ridgewalking) We camped at Blue Rocks Campground, came up the Yellow Trail to the Pinnacle Loop. The Yellow trail rises about 300 feet vertical in the last 1/2 mile making it very challenging for younger hikers. The Pinnacle loop is very challenging as well around Pulpit Rock. Very rocky trail in that area. Our day was overcast (can't blame that on the trail) so we could not see the spectacular views everyone writes about, If you run the blue blazes of the Pinnacle rim Trail, be careful around the open field called the "Helipad". The trail splits from the AT at that point, but it is not that well marked when heading North (counter clockwise around the loop. All in all, a very fun day trip. ATTENTION! The exit number to the trailhead is outdated. If driving on I 78 West, take exit 35 (NOT exit 11!) to catch PA 143 North. All other mileage and directions are correct, although I would add the following: The sign for Mountain Road is a bit obscured. Look for the sign for Long Road and a bridge on the RIGHT. Mountain Road is directly across from Long Road on the LEFT. Mountain Road makes a weird turn. After 2.1 miles on Mountain Road, you will come to a farmhouse and a sharp turn to the left. DO NOT FOLLOW THE ROAD TO THE LEFT. Take the Y to the Right instead. Mountain road becomes Monument road to the left if you come to the I 78 underpass then you have come too far. After this veering to the right, another 0.3 to 0.4 miles and you will see the turn for Reservoir road on the right, which leads to the parking area. This was a very pleasant day hike. It is very rocky so make sure you have sturdy shoes. The views were great and I saw several hawks at the Pinnacle. The decent was a bit more scenic lots of ferns and a beautiful creek ran along the path. Including a 20 minute break for lunch at Pulpit Rock and a 15 minute stop at the Pinnacle, the hike took me a little under 4 hours. 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