Welcome to the Eastcoasthiker trail head. We are a family of hikers exploring the best hiking trails on the east coast. Our hometown is in the northeast section of Pennsylvania so that gets a little more of our attention. Our hikes are usually less than 8 miles and always have something worth seeing. Don’t be afraid to send us some hot spots, we are always looking for cool places to go.
If you hike the Catskills join our Facebook group Aspiring Catskills 3500 Club where you can share photos and trail conditions.
-You can see a list of hikes in a different format HERE
The mountains are calling and I must go. -John muir
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Every year I try to cheat an early spring by heading south to North Carolina. The nights can be chilly but the days are Phenomenal, plus there are so many big mountains down there it blows my mind; I am talking 5-6000 feet of elevation like it is nothing. They differ from the big ones up north in one way; at 6k’ feet you are surrounded by forest in NC where as Mount Lincoln and Lafeyette in New Hampshire you are well above tree line at 5000′. NC is known for their hot summers and daily thunderstorms so April seemed like the best time to go. Last year we hit two hikes off of the Appalachian trail (AT) Max Patch and The Jump-off; the drive alone to the trail-heads was an experience as we navigated some pretty gnarly back mountain roads. This year we wanted to start our North Carolina Fire Tower Challenge; it will take many years to get to all 25 towers but we had a good start. To see those towers look at the NC section on the map above or check out the “East Coast Trails Page”
Let me tell you about Thorny Mountain fire tower in West Virginia. You can rent it out and sleep in it for $85 a night. It is a great deal and an awesome experience, you have to check it out. On that page is a list of a few other nearby towers you can hit while you are there.