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Appalachian Trail

Philadelphia: Mt. Minsi via the AT

Wander through white pine, Eastern hemlock, and mountain laurel to the summit of Mt. Minsi on this 4.2-mile out-and-back sprinkled with lovely mountain overlooks.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.4
  • Miles from city center: 104

Waypoints

DWG001

Location: 40.9800834655762, -75.142448425293

Hike E from parking area @ signed trailhead

DWG002

Location: 40.9787330627441, -75.1408309936524

Lake Lenape, named for native tribe of the Delaware Valley

DWG003

Location: 40.9759826660156, -75.1399154663086

Bear L, staying on white-blazed AT

DWG004

Location: 40.9738655090332, -75.1379699707031

Council Rock

DWG005

Location: 40.9698829650879, -75.1379318237305

Bear L @ Y

DWG006

Location: 40.967716217041, -75.1369857788086

Eureka Creek; bear L over creek

DWG007

Location: 40.9684181213379, -75.135498046875

Bera R up rock steps to stay on AT; walk 40 paces ahead to Lookout Rock with views of Kittatinny Ridge and Delaware River

DWG008

Location: 40.9656677246094, -75.1333847045898

Bear R @ rock wall

DWG009

Location: 40.9639663696289, -75.1295318603516

Turn L @ T with fire road, then quick R to stay on AT

DWG010

Location: 40.9627151489258, -75.1268157958984

Lookout: Turnaround for many dayhikers; view of craggy quartzite layers that hug SW side of Mt. Tammany, a.k.a. Indian head (look for profile of Chief Tammany in rock)

DWG011

Location: 40.9597511291504, -75.1285858154297

Tree-shaded summit of 1,480-foot Mt.Minsi

DWG012

Location: 40.9589347839356, -75.1286163330078

Expanisve vista just off AT of 330-mile Delaware River, farmland, and small towns of Portland, PA and Warrington, NJ

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