Sunset Rocks Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardners, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice trail, well marked. We parked at the museum. The App trail north is right there behind the building. The App trail south, though, is down the street. From the museum, walk down the road, past the store, past the mansion, keep walking. it's there up the road on the right, but there is no parking at the point where the trail meets the road. Took the white trail up to the blue. Left hand turn up to Sunset Rocks. Followed the blue trail across the top of the range (some rock climbing involved), across a road, finally connects back up to the white about 4 miles from the spot we parked. Right turn onto the white trail, past the lean to, and past the halfway marker for the App trail. Good hike. Was almost 8 full miles as confirmed by 2 trackers.
Great trail. Stayed on the Appalachian trail at the shelter. Left with kids as young as 9/10, don't go any younger due to the rock climbing..all had a good time!
Be aware that the gps will take yoi to a spot on the trail where yoi cannot park. Go to the parking area by the AT Museum and then begin the hike. Beautiful trail and the climb up the rocks is well worth it!
For a beginning hiker it was a huge challenge. Well that and being out of shape lol. Gorgeous view halfway through and it is a lesser used trail so it's very quite.
Great hike for us and the dogs. We will definitely be do this again in the near future. The GPS is wrong on here, ignore the first lo e leg and head strait to the y of the loop. There is parking there.
One of my favorites in the area because of the diversity. I typically park near camp Michaux and walk the loop from there.
rock scrambles were very cool ...
loved this hike! blazes were well marked and hiking along the Appalachian Trail is always fun! really cool to see the exact halfway point of the Trail, as well. very steep at the beginning, then levels off, balancing it out to a moderate hike. take Old Shippensburg Rd all the way to its end to get to the trailhead. my dog was ok navigating through the rocks at the top.
Moderate trail only because one section was moderately difficult. Love the fact that it's a loop. It had lots of variety... Woods hiking, streams with fun little bridges, rock climbing and lots of ups and downs. Park at Pine Grove Furnace below the general store. Talk to the ranger in the large "White House" for a map or advice if you'd like. Bring water.
I really enjoyed this hike and the great scenic views. The best part was the variety. Some parts can be challenging so to me it was a moderate trail. I would definitely recommend it!
twas a good time