Stony Mountain from the North

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112

Stony Mountain from the North

Stony Mountain from the North Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This wonderful hike follows the Appalachian Trail as it traverses the north side of Stony Mountain to the ridge line, where it joins the Horse-Shoe Trail at its western terminus. After descending the Horse-Shoe Trail for 0.6 miles, it joins Rattling Run Road at the Devils Race Course and the old town site of Rattling Run.

From here, the hike follows Rattling Run Road up to Third Mountain, where it picks up the northern extension of the Water Tank Trail and descends the mountain, concluding the loop. A short (1.2 miles round-trip) side trip brings you to the site of the Stony Mountain Lookout Tower."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 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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Dec 2018