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Appalachian Trail: Blue Mountain Ridge to Port Clinton

Bethel, Pennsylvania



14.28 miles

Elevation Gain

837 ft

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The Appalachian Trail from Blue Mountain Ridge to Port Clinton in Bethel, Pennsylvania is a challenging yet rewarding hike. This section of the trail spans approximately 14.28 miles and is characterized by steep inclines, rocky terrain, and dense forest. Hikers will encounter several notable landmarks along the way, including the Pinnacle, a prominent rock outcrop offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The trail also crosses the Schuylkill River, providing a refreshing change of scenery. Hikers should be prepared for a strenuous trek, as the trail includes several steep ascents and descents. Proper hiking boots are recommended due to the rocky terrain. Parking is available at the trailhead on Blue Mountain Road. Nearby Port Clinton offers a range of accommodations for those wishing to extend their visit. Always remember to pack enough water and snacks, and check the weather forecast before setting out. This section of the Appalachian Trail offers a challenging hike with rewarding views and diverse natural features.
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