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A former gravity rail trail once used to access the grand hotels of the 1900's.


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2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Doubletrack

817' 249 m

High

407' 124 m

Low

411' 125 m

Up

42' 13 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

A long gradual uphill climb that heads up to the Witches Hat pavillion. The trail was originally used as a gravity rail bed to access the mines and the hotels during the 1900's. Primarily doubletrack with a mix of dirt and stone this gradual climb has several historical placards that highlight the mountain history.

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Stephan Kincaid

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The quarry above this spot was once mined for earth/rock that was used for Crayola's Burnt Sienna crayon.
Apr 10, 2014 near Mount Penn, PA
Enter North Side trail from here.
Apr 10, 2014 near Reading, PA
The view of the Pagoda from Neversink Mt and the end of the Gravity Trail.
Jan 26, 2016 near Mount Penn, PA
This picture does not show the steepness of this short descent. Beware of the water bar near the bottom. The right turn is a sharp one too.
Apr 10, 2014 near Mount Penn, PA

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