Where is Bake Oven Knob Shelter Located?
Bake Oven Knob Shelter is located on the Appalachian Trail in between Port Clinton and Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
- GPS Coordinates: 40.754111, -75.727012
- Elevation: 1380 ft
The Bake Oven Knob Shelter is small shelter and not as well kept as others in the area. It is functional, but the floor and chinking are in need of repair. There is also graffiti on the ceiling and walls which makes the shelter’s condition appear worse. However, this trail shelter provided the most solitude on this section of the Appalachian Trail.
Is there a spring near Bake Oven Knob Shelter?
The spring is located near the shelter and can be reached by a blue blaze trail. The blue blaze is visible from the front of the shelter. Additionally, the shelter has a nice chair near a fire pit within 100 feet.
It is located in a popular area of the Appalachian Trail, and within a day hike of The Pinnacle, Knife’s Edge, and Bake Oven Knob. There are expected to be record number Appalachian Trail visitors in 2016, and shelter overcrowding will be an issue especially holidays and thru hiker season.
Proper trail shelter etiquette dictates first come first served, but make room for thru hikers and be especially tolerant during inclement weather.
Bake Oven Knob Shelter on the Appalachian Trail can be a good option if the nicer shelters, George W. Outerbridge and Allentown, are full. Also, backpackers might find the Pennsylvania rocks to require more of their stamina than anticipated and not have the energy to hike to another shelter.
The next trail shelter north is George W. Outerbridge, 6.8 miles north, and the next shelter 10.0 miles south is Allentown, but the shelters are separated by some of the most difficult terrain on the Appalachian Trail. This area is notorious for the rocky terrain and punishment it dishes out to backpackers.
- Miles to Springer Mountain: 1245.6
- Miles to Mt. Katahdin: 940.3