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greenBlue Furnace Creek Trail

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 534' 163 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,438' 438 m
Low: 904' 276 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Charles Behnken

The trail parallels Furnace Creek, which bisects the AT.

Charles Behnken

Features Lake · River/Creek

Description

Furnace Creek Trail is a short, blue blazed trail which runs from the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the top of the ridge down to the AT at the bottom of the ridge. The AT heads uphill to the Pulpit and Pinnacle, while this trail connects the top and bottom as it runs along Furnace Creek.

The trail can be accessed from Hamburg Reservoir parking lot by taking Reservoir Road uphill past the Windsor Furnace site and the Hamburg Reservoir itself before entering the woods to run uphill alongside Furnace Creek in a hemlock forest.

At the top, it meets the AT near an open grassy field used as a helipad. Heading to the right on the AT will take one to the Pinnacle.

This trail is a can be used to make a nice loop with the AT: Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club - West (PA) to see Pulpit Rocks and the Pinnacle.

Flora & Fauna

Hemlock trees

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