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Bake Oven Knob
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View from the Appalachian Trail at Bake Oven Knob
Highest point
Elevation 1,560 ft (480 m)
Bake Oven Knob is located in Pennsylvania
Bake Oven Knob
Bake Oven Knob
Location in Pennsylvania
Location Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Parent range Appalachian Mountains
Easiest route Appalachian Trail, from nearby parking in Germansville, Pennsylvania

Bake Oven Knob is a high point on the Blue Mountain ridge of the Appalachian Mountains near Germansville, Pennsylvania. Due to its location on the Appalachian Trail, it has become a popular spot for hiking.


Bake Oven Knob is a relatively accessible location on the Appalachian Trail. Parking is located just 0.4 miles (0.64 km) from the site. The hike has an elevation gain of about 40 feet (12 m). The hike is rocky, which a few points that require some scrambling, especially when attempting to reach certain lookouts.


Bake Oven Knob offers views on either side of the Appalachian Trail, facing north and south, making the spot popular for hawk and eagle watching. However, due to their accessibility, these lookouts are often crowded, and have become heavily vandalized.


The Bake Oven Shelter is located about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north from Bake Oven Knob on the Appalachian Trail. The shelter is one of the oldest of its kind in Pennsylvania, having been constructed in 1937. It has accommodations for about six people, but has no outhouse. There is a spring at the site of the shelter, but it is occasionally dry. Another spring can be found about 0.1 miles (0.16 km) north on the Trail.

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