Welcome to the WhiteBlaze Gallery. This Michaux State Forest trail contains some steep climbs. Connects to AT. Mileage. The front half along the AT was empty, as was the flat along Mountain Creek. The hike continued up the AT toward Pole Steeple. Unknown See History. The left side takes you to a rock scramble to the top. Pole Steeple Trail Marker, PA, 12/30/11: For northbounders, approximately 1.5 miles north of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the A.T. intersects the Pole Steeple Trail. On the steeper side coming down from Pole Steeple, the stone steps along the trail make it easier. Pole Steeple Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gardners, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The Pole Steeple is a rather odd name for a prominent rock outcrop in the Michaux State Forest, near Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The trail begins at the Pole Steeple parking lot, along the Railroad Road by Laurel Lake, and proceeds up Piney Mountain to the rocky overlook. Pole Steeple Trail. The trail to Pole Steeple starts near the parking lot on the south side of Laurel Lake in Pine Grove Furnace State Park and heads south 0.8 miles through Michaux State Forest toward Piney Mountain ridge. Nice trail. Current Trail Conditions Update Conditions. The trail starts next to Laurel Lake and quickly gains elevation (from the vista you can see Laurel Lake well below you). The moderate trail splits off 2/3 of the way to the top and has several switchbacks the rest of the way. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Great visual up top! To the west you can see the central ridge of South Mountain as it reaches heights of just over two-thousand feet. In 0.6 miles or so from the turn off come to the post marking the exact halfway point of the AT. Beaches, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Add Check-In. Nice rock steps on the trail that lead up to the final summit area and there is several open areas on the rocks to get a view if it were busy. The Pole Steeple Trail … The trail begins at the Pole Steeple parking lot, along the Railroad Bed Road by Laurel Lake, and proceeds up to the rocky overlook. However, it also features a challenging, steep climb for much of its .75 miles. Pole Steeple Trail Difficult. This is a much steeper trip down, so be careful. Going there during the week at this time of year, the park is pretty dead (only one other person there). The trail is beautiful in the fall. In addition, compared to the other trail that heads around the cliffs to the south side, the Pole Steeple Trail is shorter. Meet at the RT 114 … The hike is not extremely … This 0.75-mile trail is very difficult due to its steep conditions. Rate Quality . Hike down and visit Laurel Lake for a swim and a picnic. The trail head is plainly and clearly marked. The Theme for discussion will be that stinky creature, the skunk, presented by Debra Takach. The trail becomes a gravel bike road (Railroad Bed Rd). Take the right fork and climb up to the top of Pole Steeple for a view of Laurel Forge Pond and the entire valley. Trail is well maintained, under 2 hours with lots of stops for taking pictures and enjoying the views. Add Check-In. The trail begins at the Pole Steeple parking lot, along the Railroad Road by Laurel Lake, and proceeds up Piney Mountain to the rocky overlook. Go left and in less than a mile you'll connect up to the A.T. again. went counter clockwise so sloop up was gentle. Follow the Blue Blazes! Spectacular view from the top. 0% 0% 17% 17% 33% 33% 0 Comments. little rock scrambles. not too rocky until we got to the overlook. Pole Steeple Trail. If there is snow make sure to wear hiking boots and micro spikes or Yak Tracks if you have them. The entire park can be viewed from the Pole Steeple Overlook, which is a quartzite rock outcropping. Pretty easy hiking after leaving the top. Very few people out on the trail. The views were amazing!!! Take the blue down. Beautiful day for a hike. The trail is well marked, starting off with a wide flat section through the State Park campground area and proceeding up a gentle incline to the Pole Steeple Trail. 1 Thank Laura J . Now a full view of the cliffs and Pole Steeple shows up over top of the hill. At the top, it's easy to see how this place would be packed in-season. The Pole Steeple trail off the AT is rocky but short (.3 miles). Pole Steeple AT loop trail is a 4.3 mile (10,000-step) route located near Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA. Date. Approximately 1/2 mile uphill (25-30 minutes) from the Pole Steeple trail parking lot. In another 0.72 miles come to the intersection of blue-blazed Pole Steeple and Old Forge Trails on the left. The entire park can be viewed from the Pole Steeple Overlook, which is a quartzite rock outcropping. In about 0.75 miles from the parking lot turn right onto the white-blazed Appalachian trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Park at the Pole Steeple Trail parking lot, off of Railroad Road and not far from Laurel Lake. at this time of year expect huge crowds along the road and at pole steeple overlook.. but you'll find your solitude on the less traveled AT portion of the loop. Nothing like a grand view on the throne. Loved it! Views in Maryland + Pennsylvania. Duration. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Take the far left trail to go to Pole Steeple. Parking at the marked trailhead would be tight with more than a few cars. Well marked, wide trails. Beautiful in the fall. 13 Views Last Month 550 Since Jun 8, 2017 Difficult. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Leaves are slippery but an easy hike in my opinion. super pleasant out and back. There is a sign posted on the tree. Pole Steeple Loop is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gardners, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Conditions History. Appalachian Trail: Dead Woman Hollow Road to Michaux Road, Appalachian Trail: Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Raven Rock Rd, Lewis Rock Loop [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY], Blueberry, Grave Ridge and Creek Trail Loop, Moss and Appalachian National Scenic Trail Loop, Pine Grove Furnace: Appalachian and Pole Steeple Loop. We passed quite a few folks on Pole Steeple itself and the downhill to Laurel Lake, but otherwise, this was a quiet loop. The Overlook is breathtaking! Like others have said, for less steep on the way up, take the white. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. well marked. The weather was perfect. This is a view of the Pole Steeple Trail marker at the junction with the A.T. SoBo 1083.8 NoBo 1095.3. Post Comment. Two major trails cross and one narrow single track. Mileage. 11 Views Last Month 593 Since Jun 8, 2017 Difficult. Take the narrow single track about 1/4 mile to the base of Pole Steeple overlook. beautiful panoramic view! The whole of this loop is well-marked and well-traveled, so easy to follow. Hiked Pole steeple trail. The trail then turns south after about 0.3 miles and starts to climb turning back to the east. I enjoyed climbing the rocks at the summit; unlike my hometown hikes. Parents are advised to … Rate Quality . Ask Laura J about Pine Grove Furnace State Park. If you take the Pole Steeple Trail, you'll come to a dirt road at the bottom. From the parking lot follow the trail past the rest rooms and Fuller Lake (East). edit peak info. The trail is very rocky, and at some points in the trail the rocks serve as steps that make the climb a little easier. AllTrails/Eris Vetis. In 0.40 miles the trail splits. nice trail. 9. 0% 0% 20% 0% 40% 40% 0 Comments. The trail gains 535 feet in elevation.as you reach the top of the prominent quartzite outcropping known as Pole Steeple. see all summits" Great hike and the trail was cover with ice and snow. Pole Steeple's blue-blazed trail starts in Pine Grove Furnace State Park and ends in Michaux State Forest. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Once we reached the top we were blessed with stunning views, “50 Shades of Green” I’d like to call it. Nice trail. The Pole Steeple Trail, located within Pine Grove Furnace State Park and west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is where we hiked. Weather. 0.75-mile - This blue-blazed Michaux State Forest trail contains some steep climbs. 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