Appalachian Trail: Port Clinton to PA 309

Watch hawks and eagles soar thermals above The Pinnacle, Pulpit Rocks, and Hawk Mountain on this 26.5-mile backpacking trip, arguably the most scenic section of the AT in Pennsylvania.
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Watch hawks and eagles soar thermals above The Pinnacle, Pulpit Rocks, and Hawk Mountain on this 26.5-mile backpacking trip, arguably the most scenic section of the AT in Pennsylvania.

Shelters: Windsor Furnace Shelter; sleeps 8. Eckville Shelter; sleeps 6. Allentown Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 42.6

Waypoints

WPT036

Location: 40.5788497924805, -76.0249328613281

AT veers R

WPT014

Location: 40.596866607666, -75.931770324707

Pulpit Rock

WPT016

Location: 40.6943511962891, -75.8415298461914

Jacksonville Synders Rd; Parking

WPT020

Location: 40.683048248291, -75.8739166259766

Allentown Shelter

WPT021

Location: 40.6805648803711, -75.8830032348633

Blue blaze to top of rocks

WPT002

Location: 40.5802421569824, -76.0251693725586

Port Clinton; AT turns R onto Penn St.

WPT023

Location: 40.6758651733398, -75.8938827514648

Blue blaze to Tri-County Corner

WPT034

Location: 40.5742149353027, -76.0201187133789

AT goes under PA 61 and then crosses small backroad to Hamburg

WPT032

Location: 40.5792503356934, -76.0181350708008

View to the S

WPT026

Location: 40.6603660583496, -75.9396820068359

Scramble

WPT024

Location: 40.5888824462891, -75.9679489135742

Minnehana Spring

WPT002

Location: 40.6234169006348, -75.9587173461914

AT west turns W on trail

WPT028

Location: 40.5821342468262, -75.9866180419922

Pocahontas Campsite

WPT012

Location: 40.7074317932129, -75.8073654174805

PA 309; Blue Mountain Summit; parking

WPT037

Location: 40.5801315307617, -76.0251159667969

AT turns R onto Penn St.

WPT022

Location: 40.675968170166, -75.8920669555664

Blue Blaze to PA 143

WPT027

Location: 40.6581840515137, -75.9454650878906

Dan's Pulpit; panoramic view

WPT021

Location: 40.5896987915039, -75.9440536499024

Blue blaze to Furnace Creek Campsite; cross gravel road

WPT010

Location: 40.6132011413574, -75.9117813110352

The Pinnacle

WPT032

Location: 40.6385345458984, -75.9592514038086

AT turns W; stream

WPT022

Location: 40.587833404541, -75.9568634033203

AT turns E

WPT006

Location: 40.6057510375977, -75.9453506469726

Blue blaze to Gold spring

WPT013

Location: 40.597484588623, -75.9329833984375

Near telephone

WPT024

Location: 40.6631317138672, -75.9234848022461

Blue blaze to Dan's Spring; 90 yards

WPT013

Location: 40.7054672241211, -75.8122024536133

AT turns E

WPT003

Location: 40.6116676330566, -75.9646148681641

Stream

WPT018

Location: 40.5892448425293, -75.9403381347656

Trail to Windsor Furnace Shelter

WPT015

Location: 40.5964660644531, -75.9319686889648

Privy at Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society Inc.

WPT034

Location: 40.6337509155273, -75.9578704833984

Eckville Shelter

WPT014

Location: 40.6974983215332, -75.8333129882812

Lehigh Cement Marker

WPT011

Location: 40.6085014343262, -75.9176483154297

Yellow blaze Pinnacle Trail

WPT025

Location: 40.6606330871582, -75.9341812133789

Blue blaze

WPT019

Location: 40.5904846191406, -75.9412689208984

Windsor Furnace Shelter

WPT001

Location: 40.6337051391602, -75.9608154296875

Hawk Mountain Road; trail to Eckville Shelter

WPT007

Location: 40.6068344116211, -75.9404830932617

Field

WPT029

Location: 40.6515159606934, -75.9594192504883

Blue blaze Skyline Trail to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 2 mi.

WPT028

Location: 40.6569175720215, -75.9550323486328

AT turns E

WPT026

Location: 40.5829658508301, -75.9849014282226

Pocahontas Spring Bypass to Port Clinton

WPT030

Location: 40.5833511352539, -75.988883972168

Yellow blaze bypass

WPT012

Location: 40.5975151062012, -75.9339981079102

Tower; gravel road

WPT017

Location: 40.5971984863281, -75.9278182983398

Blue blaze Blue Rocks Trail to E; leads to Blue Rocks Campground

WPT009

Location: 40.6127510070801, -75.9129638671875

Blue-blazed trail to Pinnacle overlook (best view in PA)

WPT029

Location: 40.5820999145508, -75.986930847168

AT striaght @ jct. with blue blaze trail to the E

WPT019

Location: 40.6836013793945, -75.8738021850586

Trail to shelter

WPT005

Location: 40.6056671142578, -75.9569320678711

AT turns through old gates @ jct. with blue blaze trail

WPT008

Location: 40.6128349304199, -75.9171829223633

AT joins gravel road

WPT017

Location: 40.6920166015625, -75.8461990356445

AT turns E

WPT016

Location: 40.5961494445801, -75.9316177368164

AT turns E around white rocks

WPT018

Location: 40.683967590332, -75.8688354492188

Blue blaze to Yellow spring

DSCF0864

Location: 40.6581840515137, -75.9455795288086

DSCF0898

Location: 40.6261329650879, -75.9584503173828

DSCF0915

Location: 40.6130180358887, -75.9115142822266

DSCF0927

Location: 40.5888481140137, -75.9683303833008

DSCF0843

Location: 40.6833343505859, -75.8738861083984

DSCF0860

Location: 40.6581840515137, -75.9455795288086

The view from Dans Pulpit

Location: 40.6581802368164, -75.9455795288086