Pinnacle & Pulpit Rock Backpacking

Pinnacle scenic vista

Only an hour NW of Philadelphia, backpack with me as I guide you through what’s considered to be the best loop hiking trails in all of Pennsylvania and one of the best in the United States.  This trail will give you an excellent workout and you’ll be well rewarded when you get to the top by the breathtaking views offered at both the Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock overlook vistas.  We also have the opportunity to travel on the part of the Appalachian trail (A.T.) which is always exciting.

Location: North of Hamburg, PA
Season (video): Summer
Weather Conditions (video): Sunny
Trail (video): Pinnacle & Pulpit Rock loop
GPS Trail Head Coordinates: 40º 34.990’N, 75º 56.51’W
Distance: 9.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Views: Pinnacle & Pulpit Rock Overlooking farming valley with forests & farms
Access: From Hamburg take Old Rt 22 to Reservor Road (intersection near church/graveyard) and park at the Reservoir gate.
Recommended Supplies: 5 x 750ml (20 OZ) bottles of water (or sports drink), a small snack, map, compass & first aid kit.
Recommended Gear: Hiking Boots, Small Backpack
Day Hike, Backpacking, Bird Watching
Common Wildlife Encounted: Birds, Copperhead Snakes (every now & then, can often be seen on rocks at reservoir early in the morning as they are sunning).
Safety Direction (if lost): South take you towards Interstate 78.



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