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Great day hike with the ladies. Very empty on a December Sunday

Sept 2018- We left at 11:15 AM. Took us a little over 4 hours. Very pretty overlook.

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome hike great nature

hiked this on 11/4 with a friend. loved it. many people on the trail and lots of dogs. made it fun. had lunch and hot coffee from my thermos at the Pinnacle rock. views beautiful. saw a bald Eagle!!!

It was a lot of fun to get out and start exploring some of the more impressive trail systems in PA!!!! 11/10/2018

Just did this with my daughter today. Had a ton of fun on this course! Very rocky between Pulpit and Pinnacle so a little slow going at times, but the views are worth it. Definitely need waterproof hiking boots too, as the return leg was quite muddy in spots. The spring on the last leg was flowing really well, so we stopped there to fill up.

A great little day hike. Take a lunch and sit at the pinnacle to enjoy views of hawks hunting over the valley

Skyline section is so much fun! I highly suggest doing this counterclockwise.

hiking
1 month ago

Extremely heavily trafficked, but beautiful none the less.

My adult daughter and I hiked the trail on a Thursday afternoon in the fall. Saw one other person. Didn't see any wildlife. Not even a bird or a squirrel. Hike up to the boulder area was easy. The boulder area was moderate to challenging depending the route you choose. There are no trails in this area. Reaching the summit was anticlimactic. Decided to take a different route down. Went southwest off the summit following the trail on the AllTrails app map. Then turned east on a trail to head back to the parking lot. I use the term trail loosely. There are no trails. We were rock-hopping for the next 1-1/2 hours. If you're into rocks, the south side is for you. The good part of being in the boulders is you don't have to worry about the hunters. You couldn't get an animal out of there if you were lucky enough to see and shoot one. I'm glad I did this trail once. But I won't be going back.

the trail is very well marked.
it begins with a boulder field where you have to be a mountain goat and then it turns just plain rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike, amazing view from Pulpit Rock. Not too hard. Just right for a morning hike.

birding
1 month ago

Visited 10/28/18. Paid $10 per person and it’s well worth it! Attended a 30 minute educational lecture of the different raptors that migrate through the area. The trails are pretty. Be prepared for a lot of boulders and rocky terrain. Their easy to maneuver but I suggest good hiking shoes.

Great hike! Check out the map before you get started to see what color trail markers you should be looking for. Also, keep an eye out for snakes. We saw 5 over the 9-mile hike, including two rattlesnakes.
The views from the Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock are awesome and are more than worth the effort to get there. Hiking shoes (or shoes with hard soles) are helpful because there are many portions of the trail where you're walking on rocks.

I’ve been hiking this area for 20 years. It never gets old!

Went on a Saturday afternoon paid $10.00 well worth it!

Terrific trail with 2 magnificent panoramic views. A bit crowded on a Saturday late morning but then it was a perfect fall day! I would definitely do it again!

hiking
1 month ago

What a great hike! Be prepared for lots and lots of rocks and boulders! Challenging but even my 12 yr old finished strong!
Proper shoes and water and snacks is a must. The loop took us about 4hrs. Exhausted but what a great day!

2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

I just returned from a very upsetting hike at Pulpit Rock. I can only hope the people involved will see this and choose to reach out, although I realize it's highly unlikely.

I reached the rock with my leashed dog to find a large group of people with about 10+ unleashed dogs. They all came circling back and forth around me and my pet and one dog began to growl and attacked my dog causing several lacerations on her face and eye area.

I should have stayed and gotten information from the people at fault, but I was far too upset, didn't want to risk further injury to my pet, and knew i had to make it down nearly 2 miles to take my dog to the vet. As a responsible pet owner, I am fed up with people's inability to follow the law and leash their pets on this trail.

Everyone thinks their dog is too well behaved to need a leash, but the rules are in place for a reason. I just incurred a hefty bill and nightmare afternoon that could have been avoided had this group of people simply kept their pets leashed.

The hike itself is wonderful, but the popularity of this site means there are many, many people there. Today it was my dog that was attacked, but next time it could be a person or child. Unfortunately, I no longer feel safe hiking this trail due to the entitled nature of those who frequent it.

If anyone was present today, please contact me at chaye405@gmail.com. I did not get any information from the people involved.

2 months ago

Love the temperature. 50°F. Did not like all the rocks. Tried to run down the hill and hurt my ankle. There were Many dogs, I love that! Good view at the top, but only trees and rocks everywhere else. Did not see any wild animals. Disappointed. Over all a good hike, though!

Definitely recommended for families and friends. Moderate hike

Another trail that needs better marking. All trails map was also unclear after reaching the Pinnacle. Pretty outlook. Very rocky so good hiking shoes help.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike does have great views, comparable to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle, did it counter to save the views for the 2nd half of the hike. Didnt see many hawks but it wasnt peak season being August (from what im told this place gets amusement park packed during peak season which is late September to early October). The river of rocks was really cool, especially from the view point. Some rock climbing here and there with lots of rock hoping, but this is expected in rocksylvania so make sure you have some sturdy boots. Alot of info available on the trail and in the vistors center regarding wildlife, geology and history. Main downfall is the 10 dollar entrance fee, to me thats pretty steep but at least it goes to a good cause being a sanctuary and all.

nice trail with a awesome view .

Great hike and very fun bouldering inside the cave at the pinnacle.

hiking
2 months ago

this was a great Trail really intense great for experience of rock climbing saw one of my favorite snakes on the trail timber rattlesnake it took me and my hubby a total of 6 hours to complete the entire loop really intense hiking on rocks sharp rocks stick snakes but a very beautiful great hike

Great hike. Start early if the weather is good. It does get crowded. Didn't have any issue keeping on trail.

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