Respecting each others health and our own, we will get out of the house and do some low key hikes and camp outs practicing CDC guidelines!

Fire Tower

A quick overview.

* Views & Cool Camp Spot already set up
* Secluded
* Out and back Hike to Chimney Rock via A.T. right there.
* Explore Fire Tower
* Awesome cycling roads all over the mountain

Seclusion Level: 9.4
Waynesboro, PA

Expanded Details

Fire Tower

Explore the location

Near Biesecker Gap Rd, South Mountain, PA 17261


This hike starts at a closed gate fire road where we park the cars in a wide 4 way remote gravel road intersection. Backpack in the roughly 1/2 mile and explore the fire tower which already has a seating area and fire pit built among the pines. You will see distant views of "High Rock" as you walk. 

From this hang out spot there is a short side trail connecting to the Appalachian Trail where we can do a 5 mile out-and-back hike from here to Chimney Rock (PA), an excellent view!

Just down from the fire tower is a very cool pine forest with seats and fire pit already set up. Lots of wide open, flat & comfy spots to spread out tents with social distancing in mind!

Plenty of gated off fire trails to bike or hike and explore!  This is a very remote area. We could potentially see 0-4 people.


Date:  Refer to Messenger Group


Potential Itinerary 

Arrive between 10am - 11am Saturday morning
Set up camping area & explore grounds

12:00pm  - Day Hike to Chimney Rock - Picnic (5 mi round trip)

3:00pm    - Return to our camp location 

3:00pm-4:00pm - Hang out, explore, day fire near tower

6:30pm    - Relocate to site & make fire, start dinner

7:00pm    - Music & Dance | Watch sunset

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