Sign shows north and south on the appalachian trail

Did you ever dream about hiking the Appalachian Trail?  Quite a feat for anyone since the trail spans from Maine to Georgia; covers 2,190 miles and can take more than 6-months to complete. If the trek sounds daunting, try hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail in Berks County.  The longest walking path in the world follows along the northern border of Berks County and Schuylkill County, PA.  Many who hike this area include a climb to the 1,600-foot Pinnacle, near Hamburg.  The Pinnacle rewards its visitors with some of the best views on the Pennsylvania segment of the Appalachian Trail. From its summits, hikers are privy to the breathtaking vistas of Hawk Mountain, the beautiful rolling hills and valleys of our region, and the spectacular sight of Blue Rocks Boulder Field.

Need something a little less taxing?  Try the different level of hikes at Hawk Mountain, Antietam Lake or on our Schuylkill River Heritage trail.  Hawk Mountain even has an ADA Accessible trail, the Silhouette Trail.