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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Steve Roach (69)

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great day on the trails, took the more direct trail up to the Pinnacle. Out standing views, lots of Hawks flying close by. On the way back down we saw a porcupine in the woods climbing down a tree. Stop at the Pulpit for another great view. Lots of trails a range of difficulty. Plenty of people had dogs with them. Check this place out.

Scott Buck (469)

48 Completed11 Reviews

Nice hike with excellent view from the A T in PA.

Mischa Olson (255)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Wonderful views twice along the trail. Overall, the terrain is fairly rocky, so I'd recommend good boots with ankle support. We took a slightly modified route that is a bit shorter and returns to the parking area by a trail that follows the creek. Very pretty! It's described in the link below.

Ryan R. (205)

Great views. Very rocky trail.

alfred Smith (81)

1 Completed1 Reviews

We hiked off the main gate from the Weiser State Forest entrance on Route 61 South. We took the State Gameland Road until we hit the main gate to start the Pinnacle Trail. It's about 4 miles to the pinnacle and the trail is fairly easy to walk. We saw a black bear and a black Timber Rattler. Great Day

Linda Till (270)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful day, out early and while returning the traffic picked up on the trail to become very busy. Cars were packed on the roadway.

Erin Via (174)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Good for a day long hike. Pack a lunch and lots of water. Wear very comfortable shoes. Some parts are very steep and challenging for a basic hiker but anyone can do it. The view is beautiful.

Daniel Farrell Jr. (256)

9 Completed3 Reviews

Up to pulpit and then to pinnacle. Great views from both.

Christopher Allen (58)

4 Completed2 Reviews