Cove Mountain South

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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This hike provides the shortest and easiest access to the top of Cove Mountain. Though the final ascent is steep, it is not very long, and the view from the top is spectacular. Plan to have lunch on top or to take a long break.
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by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike provides the shortest and easiest access to the top of Cove Mountain. Though the final ascent is steep, it is not very long, and the view from the top is spectacular. Plan to have lunch on top or to take a long break.

© 2017 Matt Willen/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Harrisburg
Distance: 5.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 669 feet
Top Elevation: 1,300 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania Game Commission, 717-787-4250, tinyurl.com/pagamelands; Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, satc-hike.org
Local Maps: Keystone Trails Association Map 1, Appalachian Trail, Susquehanna River to PA Route 94; USGS Wertzville
Driving Directions: Directions to Cove Mountain South

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