Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the S turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on itself. This feature may be seen from the Doubling Gap Vista in adjacent Tuscarora State Forest. The park has 273 acres of woodland and a 3.5-acre lake.

hiking
5 days ago

Challenging hike with a great reward at the end.

Mostly gravel road hike.

20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The first part is difficult but then it starts to even out, amazing trail of u like a challenge

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

So this trail is slightly changing it seems. We went up the normal steep way with rock stairs and steep inclines, but then we ran into a trio of men today who were working on the trail. They are adding (almost completed) two side trails to help ease this trail. The first is yellow blazes that starts before the access road and eliminates the steep incline and the stairs around the pump house. We came down that way and it will be a lot easier when making your way up. The second new trail is before the steep incline that is before the "wagon wheel" intersection of trails. Although these act as switchbacks and may be a little longer in length, these will make it more accessible to more people. The view from the rock is rewarding and amazing. I don't know if there is a better look out in the area

hiking
1 month ago

Silly question is it open July 4?

A little bit of everything,(boulders, flats, soft, stoney) with an amazing view at the top. I like this trail so much I return once every year.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep climb. Definitely had to take a few breathers. Beautiful view at the top!

awesome view, plus ya have to work for it!