Stony Mountain from the South

Dauphin, Pennsylvania 17018

Stony Mountain from the South

Stony Mountain from the South Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This lovely hike begins by following the multiuse Dauphin and Susquehanna Railroad Grade for 2 miles along the Stony Creek Valley. At 2 miles, it picks up the Water Tank Trail and climbs steeply to the ridge of Stony Mountain, where it meets with Rattling Run Road.

A short (1.2 miles round-trip) detour takes you to the Stony Mountain Lookout Tower. The descent follows Rattling Run Road down the south side of Third Mountain and back to Ellendale Road."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.5–5.5 hours
500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,500 feet
Top Elevation
Pennsylvania Game Commission, 717-787-4250,
Local Contacts
USGS Enders and Grantville; Keystone Trail Association Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, Sections 7 and 8: Susquehanna River to Swatara Gap. The entire hike is on PA State Game Land 211, maps for which can be downloaded from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Mapping Center at
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