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

Love this trail. Hiked twice — once in the spring and once in the middle of summer. Would like to try again in the fall. Can be very crowded, but the falls are breathtaking and worth it. Good idea to bring bug spray on this hike during the summer.

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.

Great trail and really surprising that this is in the city. It's good for a leisurely walk, running, or biking. You can take smaller trails that are off of the main path if you want a more challenging hike.

This is obviously a great hike, though it can be crowded at times. Awesome falls just about the entire hike. It took us about 4 hours to do the loop on a less crowded day. It can be slippery so use caution. Must do hike and IMHO late October early November is the best time.

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.

In all honesty, I’ve been to this park for years as a child and have never realized that there were multiple trails in this park. I’ve been on my first one and have enjoyed it dearly.

Trail is beautiful! Falls vary in size but all are great. Just hiked today and leaves made for slippery rocks and trails but the scenery was perfect! Great fall hike for sure. I will definitely return. My German Shepherd who is almost 11 years old pretty much ran this whole trail which means I did as well. Also lots of detours into the water for fun! Great trail for dogs (if larger in size and in good shape) lots of well marked trails and plenty of spots to step aside to let people pass. Highly recommend this trail! Experience it because it's worth it!

horseback riding
13 days ago

There are sections of the trail on the map that do not exist in real life. And do not try to take hiking trails as there are a lot of ravines spanned by tiny bridges. Also very low lying so make sure it’s been dry.

birding
15 days 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
23 days 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!

heavily packed on weekends.

This is one of my favorite hikes that I’ve ever done!! It’s amazing to see so many waterfalls in one day! Each big & beautiful! Easy trail. Don’t miss the little red lizards!

This is one of my favorite hikes! It is very crowded during the summer because people swim at the base of the falls, but the trails are never overpacked. The rocks can get very slippery so you need to wear shoes with good traction. The views are incredible every step of the way!

This was such an amazing hike that I came back 2 days later and hiked the loop again. A must see for everyone.

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
1 month 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.

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

hiking
1 month 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.

Beautiful view at the top. Not pleasant if too crowded. We went on a Sunday morning on a beautiful day and we were surprised that there were maybe only 8-10 people up there. We took the white trail to pulpit rock from the parking lot at reservoir road. The blue trail is easier. The white trail which we took up was fairly challenging due to rocks. You can easily miss the pinnacle when you get up there. Look for a large pyramid shaped pile of rocks and it’s right near there. We had the trail to ourselves a lot, with the exception of some “loud talkers” from a group of about 12, some of which had obnoxious personalities.

29 September 2018. Hiked with my dog and family. Enjoying the weather. A little muddy in spots but not anything to dissuade one. We got mixed up at the top as you must pick your way though the boulders, but managed to make a go of it. Some spots were a little much for my dog of 29 lbs. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would hike it again.

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