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Sat, Jun 10


Michaux State Forest

Hike: Appalachian Trail / Snowy Mountain to Pen Mar, PA

We do not often visit this section of the AT, but Snowy Mountain, the central mountain in Michaux State Park, is also its highest and it provides excellent views of Pennsylvania’s rolling mountain scenery.

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Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way E, Fayetteville, PA 17222, USA

About the Event

$36. Long hike: 13 mi., 2200 ft. ascent. Moderate hike: 8½ mi., 1500 ft. ascent.

The summit ridge is covered with white quartz,some of which has formed into crystals. Some of the quartz is mixed into conglomerate which makes for many interesting designs as well, which may have led to the mountain's name.  Long hikers will begin from Rte. 233, going over Buzzard Peak, with an optional detour to the view at Chimney Rocks.  Moderate hikers will begin at Old Forge Rd.  All hikers will continue past the Deer Lick shelters and, eventually, the Mason-Dixon Line marker, ending up at Pen Mar Park, which provides one of the most expansive scenic overlooks in Southern Pennsylvania.

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