Steeped in natural and historical features, the 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is in a beautiful mountain setting in southern Cumberland County. Surrounded by Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace features two lakes, 25-acre Laurel Lake and 1.7-acre Fuller Lake, a historic area and the Appalachian Trail.

easy trail to walk. theres a difficult incline, but thats the worst it gets. dont need anything fancy, just sneakers, some water, and snacks. overlook is gorgeous :)

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20 hours ago

amazing

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4 days ago

The trail starts with a beautiful lake at the parking lot. We arrived on a foggy morning with only one car other than ours in the lot. The hike was very easy with benches along the way to rest even though you don't need to. The trail is super short but a lot of fun with some neat looking trees. The trail splits and you can take the easy route (longer route) if you go right and the rocky hard route if you go left. We took the easy route because we saw some cool-looking mushrooms along the side of it. The view from the top is spectacular. You can see the surrounding hills and a full view of the lake with the beach. We were the only people up there so we were able to climb across the edges for the best views of the valley. The rocks are very easy to climb on and I did not see any snakes. We could hear a lot of talking and laughing coming from below so we figured it was time to leave. On the way down we passed about 5 large groups of people the smelled like perfume and axe body spray. They were very loud (we hike quiet with the hopes of finding wildlife). I also with the hike was longer and for that reason it loses a star. Get up there early to avoid the crowds because this is a short and sweet hike that you will enjoy very much. Cheers.

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11 days ago

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14 days ago

Overall, a nice hike in the woods with some cool history along the way! I took the AT>Sunset Rocks Trail (finishing at the overlook), and I found it to be pretty easy/moderate in difficulty. Heading along the AT, you'll hit the trail's official halfway point; further down, you can also work in a detour to the Michaux Camp (a secret POW camp back in time used during WWII), although I didn't have the chance to do this. Along the Sunset Rocks Trail, you'll hit a boulder field which adds some difficulty and fun. The view was great! Overall, a nice, relaxed adventure day hike that is pretty moderate in difficulty. Definitely recommend! Make sure to stop by the AT Museum before you leave.

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14 days ago

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15 days ago

Great short hike with a gorgeous view at the top!

hiking
27 days ago

Took our GS troop on this hike, loved it! I think there are parts of the hike that should be considered moderate hiking. Views at the top are beautiful!!!

hiking
28 days ago

Gorgeous view! You can make it a loop if you want extra miles. Definitely an excellent workout and one of the best views in Pennsylvania.

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29 days ago