Pole Steeple Trail, Pine Grove Furnace State Park

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.

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Hello, Fuller lake. What a lovely lake, isn’t it?

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I could stay staring at this scene all day.

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There is a link trail between Pole Steeple Trail and the Appalachian Trail.

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Look closely. You will see an old couple going for a hike. How romantic.

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Attention! We are now about to enter the Pole Steeple Trail.

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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.

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Be careful of the small stones since a pebble in a hiking boot always migrates to the point of maximum irritation.

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After 2 hours!

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I wish I could jump from the summit to the Laurel lake.

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This is a photo of Lukas taking a photo. Quite a photoception!

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It’s all worth the climb!

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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.

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It’s time to go home now! As expected, going back is easier.

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Hiking is what you make it and these two made my experience more fun.

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Faaaaaall.

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Look what I saw on the way home.

Β So what are you waiting for? Β Plan your hike at the Pole Steeple now!

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17 thoughts on “Pole Steeple Trail, Pine Grove Furnace State Park

  1. And you never invited me did you. It really does look stunning Bela and i crave some cool breezes sometimes too. It looks so Autumn or fall as you call it in America. Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year and i miss autumns in England.
    I stayed for several months in a mountainous part of Davao. I walked miles everyday as no choice, thats how it was if you wanted to even get your supplies. I lost tons of weight. As soon as i returned to Manila again, i started to become Mr Blobby again. Will have to go back i think. Next time, invite me πŸ™‚

    • You are very welcome to all of my trips. I’m just not sure when. Haha. πŸ˜€ England autumn sounds wonderful. I wish I can visit England and Davao soon. I’ve never been to both of those places.

  2. Wow. Your photos sure remind me of living in the beautiful woods back east. So thick you can’t see anything but the trees and trail and then a rock outcropping gives you a vista of it all. Glad you liked my account of walking through the Penn. woods and being treated to a warm breakfast. There’s more. Dean

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