My friends and I decided to go hiking at Pole Steeple. What did I get? Fun quality time with friends, beautiful scenery, fresh air, peace of mind, and, of course, burned calories!
The Pole Steeple Trail, located within Pine Grove Furnace State Park and west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is where we hiked. It is the main trail to reach the summit. In addition, compared to the other trail that heads around the cliffs to the south side, the Pole Steeple Trail is shorter. It only took us about 3 hours to finish the whole trail. For some, it may be quite tiring because the trail is steep but I guarantee you that the climb is all worth-it. At the top, there is a spectacular quartite rock waiting for you. Not only that, you could also see the entire park in its summit.
Hello, Fuller lake. What a lovely lake, isn’t it?
I could stay staring at this scene all day.
There is a link trail between Pole Steeple Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
Look closely. You will see an old couple going for a hike. How romantic.
Attention! We are now about to enter the Pole Steeple Trail.
As professional hikers (lol), we chose the less steep but I still find it steep. Haha. I couldn’t imagine what the other way is like.
Be careful of the small stones since a pebble in a hiking boot always migrates to the point of maximum irritation.
After 2 hours!
I wish I could jump from the summit to the Laurel lake.
This is a photo of Lukas taking a photo. Quite a photoception!
It’s all worth the climb!
Look down and you’ll see how high it is. Actually, compared to other summits, it is not that high. However, despite of its height, it still provides a spectacular view.
It’s time to go home now! As expected, going back is easier.
Hiking is what you make it and these two made my experience more fun.
Look what I saw on the way home.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your hike at the Pole Steeple now!