Hike Pole Steeple, Pine Grove Furnace SP

Pennsylvania Pole Steeple Parking

Added by Kendra Reeder

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!

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Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1250 Feet



Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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4 days 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!

4 days ago

30 days 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.

30 days 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!

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