Hike Pole Steeple, Pine Grove Furnace SP

Pennsylvania Pole Steeple Parking

Added by

Short, but steep, hike that ends with a gorgeous view of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Great for beginners looking for a challenge!

Pole Steeple begins in Pine Grove Furnace State Park and ends in Michaux State Forest. The hike is short, only a .75 mile climb up, and ends at the rock outcropping where you get a great view of the entire park. Pole Steeple is the main trail to the summit but there is also a longer, less steep of a trail that follows the cliffs on the south side of the mountain and eventually leads to the top.

There is also a trail that links Pole Steeple and the Appalachian Trail.

Access to Laurel Lake is only a few minutes drive from the parking area to Pole Steeple and offers canoeing, kayaking, swimming and picnicking - great for families!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1250 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Family Friendly
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Swimming Hole

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

5 months ago

Good small hike

This hike was fairly short, but can be quite steep at times. During the summer it is very busy and is usually crowded. The view from the top is pretty good, however.

5 months ago

8 months ago

Good Hike

For a beginner hiker this is 5 stars! Great hike, good workout if you push yourself or easy if you take your time. For more experienced hikers i would say it is just a 3-4 star place. But the view is nice! Enjoy!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Fun Little Stop

There are definitely better spots in the area, but this spot makes for a fun adventure. I've hiked all the trails in this park and they all have their own little perks. It's a nice place for families and beginners who want to get into hiking.

9 months ago

Added by Kendra Reeder

I am a photographer, hiker, kayaker, vegetable gardener, horseback rider, animal lover, outdoor enthusiast and a work from home Mama!

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Angel Falls in Loyalsock State Forest

Pennsylvania / Ogdonia Road Parking

This is a moderate hike that does involve some uphill hiking to reach the top of the plateau and some downhill hiking to reach the base of the waterfall.

Mike Servedio
10 Saves

Hike to Mill Creek Falls in the Loyalsock State Forest

Pennsylvania / Mill Creek Road Turnout

The Loyalsock State Forest is full of beautiful waterfalls and Mill Creek Falls is one of them.

Mike Servedio
7 Saves

Hike to Choke Creek Falls

Pennsylvania / Phelps Road Parking, Pinchot State Forest

Hiking to Choke Creek Falls is easy! The hike down to the waterfall is less than a mile and the payoff is a scenic two story waterfall.

Mike Servedio
15 Saves