Mount Davis

Salisbury, Pennsylvania

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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. Take one average-size NBA basketball player and put him in a room full of nonathletes, and he will seem tall. Put him in a room full of his counterparts from the court, and he’ll seem, well, not such a giant after all. That’s the dilemma facing Mount Davis. At 3,213 feet the highest point in the state, Mount Davis would tower over the Ohio River valley to the west or the rich farm country of Lancaster County to the east.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

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.

Take one average-size NBA basketball player and put him in a room full of nonathletes, and he will seem tall. Put him in a room full of his counterparts from the court, and he’ll seem, well, not such a giant after all. That’s the dilemma facing Mount Davis. At 3,213 feet the highest point in the state, Mount Davis would tower over the Ohio River valley to the west or the rich farm country of Lancaster County to the east.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Salisbury
Distance: 7.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
Season: All year
Additional Use: Snowmobiling
Local Maps: USGS Markleton
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Davis

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May 2018