The gate that marks the beginning of the Weiser Trail


The Fire Tower

There are two routes you can take to the Pinnacle from the vicinity of the Port Clinton Fire Tower. You can start out at the Fire Tower itself or at the Weiser Trail, which is about one half mile from the fire tower.

Weiser Trail

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GPS Coordinates:40 35.97712809720235 N - 76 0.05718111991882324 W

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Directions: There is a road that allows access to both starting points. You can turn onto the road from the northbound (only) lane of PA Route 61, on your right just after the sign for Molino PA. There is a sign for Weiser State Forest at the entrance to the road. The gate that marks the beginning of the Weiser Trail is about two miles up the forest road.

The hike: The round trip to the Pinnacle is about 10 miles. The trail is an old logging road, it is not particulary rocky and someone seems to keep the weeds trimmed. Even though the trail goes through quite a few elevation changes, there aren't any gut busting climbs.

Port Clinton Fire Tower

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GPS Coordinates:40 36.25327286644321 N - 75 59.55861210823059 W

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Directions: You use the same state forest road to get to the fire tower that you used to get to the Weiser Trail.

The Hike: At the fire tower there is a large parking area. The trail head is marked by a gate. The trail itself is another logging road. If you follow this trail for about 1.9 miles you will meet up with the Appalachian Trail (blazed white), follow the AT uphill and you will meet up with the Pinnacle side trail. This route is a 10.8 mile round trip.

 

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