Mount Davis

Salisbury, Pennsylvania 15558

Mount Davis

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"Mount Davis is the highest point in Pennsylvania, 3,213 feet above sea level. Don’t expect to see a singular majestic peak, however. The area around Mount Davis is one big plateau, so while you can get a very nice view from an observation tower, it’s surprisingly flat."

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"Here’s your chance to rise above it all, to the highest point in all of Pennsylvania, Mount Davis (3,213 feet). Because of its altitude, the area surrounding this hike is different than the typical mountain trails at lower elevations. You’ll see trees charred from lightning fires, peculiar rock circles, and stunted trees. The immediate area around the “highest point” monument and tower is tourist-friendly: flat and paved. But the majority of this hike is ideal for those who want to rough it a bit and explore the unusual high-mountain ecosystem." Read more
Best Hikes Pittsburgh - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Bob Frye
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"Mount Davis is the highest point in Pennsylvania, with an elevation of 3,213 feet above sea level. Don’t come here expecting to see a singular majestic peak, however. The area around Mount Davis is one big plateau, so while you can get a very nice view from an observation tower, this area is surprisingly flat. You also will see several streams and a unique spring and learn a little history of the area. This is the state’s highest point and is, appropriately enough, a place of extremes. Annual temperatures range from minus 30 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not uncommon for winter snow depths to reach 3 to 4 feet—perhaps three times as deep as what you’ll find at lower elevations. Frost has been observed at some point during every month of the year, too." Read more

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Trail Information

Salisbury
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4.5
Duration
Spring to Fall
Season
Snowmobiling, Hunting
Additional Use
USGS Markleton
Local Maps