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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Andy W. (570)

Nancy Dale (73)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was perfect weather for hiking. I think everyone in a 50 mile radius had the same idea. Aside from the crowds, it was still a really great hike. Clear views at both Pulpit Rock and The Pinnacle.
I saw 3 very large black snakes while hiking and a few squirrels and chipmunks.
However, the most serene part of the trail was the blue route on my way back to the parking lot. The gorgeous hemlock and rhododendron corridor felt comforting with the addition of the meandering Furnace Creek's trickling sounds. It took all I had to not stop and sit at the few primitive campsites someone had erected, to dip my tired toes into the water. This type of scenery and the feelings it creates are why I continue to explore nature so fervently.

John Ambrusch (438)

17 Completed17 Reviews

Jessica Turco (155)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Lori Hagy (181)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great dog friendly hike close to home.

Rob Giacomelli (210)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great section of the AT. Get there early and you can have the view all to yourself.

Ayala Laufer-Cahana (211)

6 Completed3 Reviews

Ayala Laufer-Cahana (211)

6 Completed3 Reviews

Nice views, pleasurable trail

Natale Retzlaff (195)

3 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 (59)

5 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.