Mount Davis Loop

An approachable loop hike near Pennsylvania's High Point

Hiking Moderate

Distance
8.7 km
Ascent
256 m
Descent
256 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
768 m
High Point
978 m
Gradient
Mount Davis Loop Map

The 3,213-foot top of Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania, is easily-accessible by car and a short walk to a lookout tower. But for a longer hike in the area, tackle this loop instead.

Description

This 5.4-mile loop follows a series of trails and a few sections of old road grade on the mellow top of Mount Davis. The mountain itself is long and mostly flat--it extends a long ways south into Maryland. As a result, you'll have to climb an observation deck on top of the mountain to get a view.

This loop follows the Shelter Rocks Trail, Shelter Rock Road, Timberslide Trail, and the Tub Mill Trail. The trails are well-blazed, and some cool rock formations provide interesting stops along the trail.

Sources: https://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mountdavis/

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.