The Pinnacle

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A great hike on portions of the Appalachian Trail. Observatory is enroute to Pinnacle with outstanding views of Lehigh Valley and Interstate 78. Lots of wildlife to watch along the way.

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Natale Retzlaff (174)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great running trail, tho a bit rocky at times with a few rock gardens. We loved it, and can't wait to hike it in the fall!

Rebecca Swint (57)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Nice local morning hike. Clear parking lot at 7:30am, packed at 12:30.

We had the pinnacle to ourselves for like 5 minutes, then it got amazingly busy.Awesome views of soaring turkey vultures.

Sean Reali (308)

6 Completed1 Reviews

Elizabeth Rogers (51)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy trails past the pinnacle but a bit rocky going past The Pulpit. I'd wear boots (I didn't, but perhaps I should have) and the view is utterly worth it. Will do this one again!!

Jamie Markham (53)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Really great hike with some beautiful views!! Saw a lot of hawks flying around at the pulpit, made the steep part of the trail totally worth it, can't wait to do it again.

Tierney Walton (49)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing view. There was a hawk flying at eye level from the look out.

Eli P. (57)

Nice trail. Not too challenging. Look out for snakes. Saw a rattlesnake on the red trail coming down from pulpit rock.

Rudy Rosario (245)

17 Completed8 Reviews

The loop is about 8 miles long. I started off by taking the AT all the way up to the pinnacle. Then, ketp following the AT descending until I saw the blue trail. The blue trail will bring you back the way your started right on the parking lot. It was a group hike we went to watch the moonrise and came back around 11pm. It was my first time hiking at night and loved it!

Alexa Zavitsanos (159)

2 Completed1 Reviews

It was a challenging hike but worth it! Some parts get confusing with the markings so bring a map. It was also very rocky so I twisted my ankle a couple of times. It was a beautiful hike and I would recommend it!

Maria Smith (345)

9 Completed10 Reviews

Hard but awesome!! Wish there were extra markings at times...bring the map!