Summit area with summit tower in background

Mount Davis

Background information:

Altitude: 3,213'

Tidbits:  Highest point in Pennsylvania

       

Summitted, December 2, 2004

 

Time Zone: GMT -5  hours

 

When to go:

Anytime, although the forest roads may not be passable in the winter.

Route Selection:

This is a "drive up" to the summit.

Hotel and Climb Reservation:

N/A.

Packing List:

N/A.

Getting There:

The summit is located within Forbes State Forest.  From US Highway #219 in Meyersdale, go west on State Secondary Route 2004 for just under 10 miles.  Make a left onto South Wolf Road and continue to the Mount David Parking Area.  There is an observation/lookout tower at the summit (which you can climb), along with a small interpretive exhibit.  There are sweeping views in every direction from the top of the tower.. 

Trip Description:

Drive to summit, climb up tower, drive down from summit.  Yawn.

Road leading to summit

Observation tower at summit

View from summit (looking south)

 

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