Hawk Mountain Sanctuary via Skyline Trail

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary via Skyline Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kempton, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

4.6 miles 1026 feet Loop

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This rugged, ridge top trail follows the spine of the Kittatiney down over North Lookout, crosses East Rocks (a scenic overlook) and meets the AT 2.5 miles from North Lookout. This scenic hike is recommended only for experienced hikers. There is a 10 ft. vertical climb just off of North Lookout. Find the trail by way of the Lookout Trail from the visitors center. The Lookout Trail is blazed in orange, and the Skyline Trail is blazed in blue.

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2 hours ago

Great rock climb at the end !

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29 days ago

This place is very well maintained and has a few nice lookouts . The trails themselves are somewhat moderate. The skyline trail is nice and the river of rocks is quite interesting , solid hike, nothing too crazy but very pretty especially with some snow on the ground .

1 month ago

Good hiking, good views. Lots of wildlife. Definitely worth seeing

3 months ago

You can see the same views for free on the Appalachian trail.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Loved it here. Hiking boots or shoes should be worn. You do have to pay but I was ok with that. It was $9. There was a lot of people but the majority stayed on the main paths. I was there for several hours exploring. The light blue trail does require climbing on boulders. Views are spectacular. Great pics.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hiking trails and some incredible views. The trails are VERY rocky. I walked up to the south lookout then took the river of rocks trail to Golden Eagle (which is very steep) to the skyline trail. Skyline was really fun! It wasn't to strenuous but you do a bit of rock climbing if you take your time you'll have a great time. They say between 3 - 4 hrs, if you have any experience and are in reasonable shape, it shouldn't take you anymore than 3, unless you stop and take in some of the views.

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4 months ago

Perfect day! Great views! Nice training grounds for bigger adventure.

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6 months ago

Very hard trail but the views are amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

It's difficult because of steep rocks you have to strategically climb down, but the challenge makes it fun. Make sure you wear shoes with grip! This trail is a must if you are visiting Hawk Mountain.

7 months ago