Table Rock

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17121

Table Rock

Table Rock Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Though you will be sharing the trail with many people on the weekends, this deservedly popular out-and-back hike along the crest of Peters Mountain provides an excellent excursion for the entire family. The overlooks at the main power line crossing and at Table Rock serve as ideal locations for a long break or a picnic."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"Great views from Table Rock are the highlight of this day hike. A power line right-of-way along the route offers good views of the Susquehanna River. At 444 miles long, it is one of the longest rivers the A.T. crosses. From the trailhead parking area, follow the A.T. north. Pass a radio facility for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission on your right in 0.25 mile, and cross a power line right-of-way in 0.5 mile, with excellent views to the east of the Susquehanna River and Valley. A short side trail to the right at mile 1.6 leads to a good view to the south." Read more
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Matt Willen
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"This hike heads east out of the parking area along the Appalachian Trail (AT), along the Peters Mountain ridge to Table Rock, a wonderful sunny overlook. From there, you can follow the AT to the Peters Mountain Shelter, and from there to the Victoria Trail near the boundary of the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area. The first section of this hike, to Table Rock and back, is deservedly popular. The walking is easy, the distance is not too long, and the view from the rock is spectacular. Beyond Table Rock, the trail can still be busy, as a trip to the Peters Mountain Shelter and back makes for an easy overnight excursion. Beyond the shelter, you’ll see fewer people, mostly folks exploring the AT." Read more

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7/20/2018
This hike has some beautiful views of the Susquehanna River. It's an easy hike to do in the summer and even better in the fall during the changing tree colors. There's a bit of rock scrambling and some ridge hiking but nothing too hard for a beginner to do.
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7/8/2018
Great hike with breathtaking views!
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5/5/2018
Good views, easy hike!
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Trail Information

Harrisburg
Nearby City
4.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,220 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,220 feet
Top Elevation
Views
Features
Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, 717-258-5771, appalachiantrail.org; Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club, satc-hike.org
Local Contacts
Keystone Trails Association Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, Sections 7 & 8: Susquehanna River to Swatara Gap; USGS Halifax and USGS Enders
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018