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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.

Beautiful view on a clear day.

awsome time, nothing to strenuous for hiking.

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16 days ago

Very nice trail and not as difficult as the description sounds. However, I only walked from the Iron Masters Mansion and followed the AT to the point where the Sunset Rocks Trail begins. It was a steep ascent from that point to the view of the valley, but it was relatively short. I didn’t have time to do the full loop but looking forward to it some day. Almost walked into a rattlesnake at the top. He was busy sunning himself on the rocks so he never moved the whole time.

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16 days ago

Mtn Laurel is in full bloom June 7. Rhododendron are still some days away.

Steep, challenging trail that’s definitely worth the view at the end.

Very challenging hike! Fun rock scrambling over the boulders and great views. Cool site at the halfway point of the AT. Really enjoyable

A fairly steep trail on the shorter side. Beautiful payoff at the summit!

Short trail with choice of steep or alternate. We went up steep and came down the alternate in 44 minutes. Great trail for the family!!!

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1 month ago

Beautiful and challenging

cool overlook

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2 months ago

My hike was starting at Michaux Rd, then hiking NE up to Sunset Rocks, then down to the AT and on to Pine Grove Furnace. Very narrow ridgetop with heavily bouldered trail. Trailhead at Michaux Rd was hard to find ...it looks like a driveway..so here are some tips: Coming from Rt 233 turn on Michaux Rd...look for address post #111...on right. Baby blue color trail blazes are on left and right side of Michaux Rd to alert you mark you are near to trail. Follow baby blue blazes at #111 on the RIGHT side to the beginning of the rock outcrops almost immediately. If you like rocks, this is it.

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2 months ago

Nice hike, I hit this after work sometimes in the spring/summer. A bit of rock scrambling here and there so be prepared to help your dog if you take it.

Views arent bad too.

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2 months ago

Short hike with a nice view at the end. Has 2 sections toward the end, the steep side and the less steep side. Decent for a trail run if you want the exercise too.

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2 months ago

What a great hike! It was a little difficult finding the trailhead, but we really enjoyed the hike and the beautiful views once we got going! If you've never taken this hike before, you can either park near the visitor's center and begin by following a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail to the Sunset Rocks trailhead off of Centerville Road/Pine Grove Road or drive to the end of Old Shippenburg Road to park right at the trailhead.

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2 months ago

Pretty geat for a short hike. Excellent view from the top. Had a bit of rain on the descent, which wasn't hateful at all. In fact, it made the trip a little more enjoyable for me.

Classic

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3 months ago

You can go up a steeper spot where it’s a climbing route. Really nice place to see a great view.

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3 months ago

I very much enjoyed the loop trail. I did read previous reviews but was unprepared for the degree of boulder scrambling. Pushed me to my limit but slow and steady took the day. Met several nice people on the AT and passed the AT halfway point. Highly recommended.

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4 months ago

always a fun hike, i prefer to park elsewhere and do this hike in reverse climbing to sunset rocks then gradually going back down to cars.

4 months ago

Great views from the top!

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5 months ago

Awesome hike today after fresh powder fell yesterday morning! i had the only tracks out there and had he woods to myself. It was fun but extremely difficult and dangerous at the top with about 6 inches of snow on the rocks.

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5 months ago

Nice moderate hike to a great overlook of the area.

Great hike with some difficult stretches.

Pretty easy hike and the view at the top is incredible!

Great view at top

Loved it! Went this past weekend with my significant other. The view from the rocks was amazing especially with the fall foliage.

Great day for a hike! Beautiful color change in the leaves!!!

Park at the Pole Steeple parking lot. Short hike to a great view. A few somewhat steep climbs initially, but nothing extreme. A well used path easily identified by the blue blazes. Take the easy path to the right near the top to avoid the rock scramble to the left/ahead. Follow the blue blazes south from the outcrop to the white blazes of the Appalachian trail for an extended hike. Move west on the AT thru the woods. This will bring you out to the Old Railroad Bed Road for an easy walk back to the parking lot. It will feel further than it really is... Maps are available at the park info boards to illustrate the route. I did the trail in a pair of Crocs in mid October.

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8 months ago

Tough, lots of climbing but so worth it. Beautiful view and varied scenery. A vista & a creek makes this super fun. Parts of the ridge are pretty narrow, but that ads to the adventure!

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8 months ago

Tough, lots of climbing but so worth it. Beautiful view and varied scenery. A vista & a creek makes this super fun. Parts of the ridge are pretty narrow, but that ads to the adventure!

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