Explore the most popular views trails in State Game Lands Number 106 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

hiking
2 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!

The beginning and end of this trial can be rather dull hike (wider access road), but makes up for it once you reach the rocky area between Bear Rocks and Knife's Edge (relief to return that way). The rocks on the trail during the middle stretch are mostly large and sloped at various angles which can be tricky in the wet days (very slippery!). The views from Bear Rocks and especially Knife's Edge are excellent.

Did as part of out-and-back between Bake Oven Knob lot and Dan's Pulpit. There's no trail in AllTrails specifically for stretch between Rt. 309 and Dan's Pulpit, but will mention the trail is just wide access road for several miles from Rt. 309 west toward Hawk Mountain and doesn't get more interesting/rocky until after passing Allentown Shelter.

hiking
19 days 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.

Fun, blue blaze scramble off of the AT. And very easy to miss! The tiny sign is far above eye level. Going Nobo, look to your left after knifes edge but before the Bake Oven Knob parking lot.

hiking
21 days 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

I absolutely love this trail! With well marked trails and spectacular views I would definitely recommend taking the whole loop!

The trail is rocky but is nice. Well maintained but can be slippery after rain. Nice view at the top.

We 10.5 miles today (in and out) and it was very buggy and humid. Plenty of water for anyone backpacking. Will try again in the cooler temps.

hiking
1 month ago

Good spot to hike today, great weather started @ 930 probably a good time before the crowds started... did the orange & some red to do the one loop... saw a ton of sights up in the air, hawks & eagles.

hiking
1 month ago

I may be a little biased because my awesome husband planned the most perfect proposal at the top of the Pinnacle but this place is gorgeous! It is a very long hike but the views are awesome. Especially in the fall!

It wasnt quite as challenging as I expected it to be, but we had a great time anyways.

Did section of this from Port Clinton to Hawk Mountain Rd. The steep ascent and first couple miles are usual fun rocky trail, but once you get to reservoir there is couple miles where is just a wide old/gravel road which can be rather boring as out-and-back hike. Didn't feel like hiking same old road all the way back so took short cut back to AT via the Ha-Ha Trail which was more interesting (thin trail a bit more grown in than usual thinner parts of AT). Overall, enjoyed the 1st half but wouldn't both with part stretch between reservoir and Hawk Mountain Rd again.

We started to the right going downhill along the right side it the rocks... tricky rocky hike going downhill to the lowest elevation - from there the climb to the summit was good and hard. There were three places with very challenging rock climbing to get to the next point of the trail. We’re active healthy 50 year-olds and we did ok. Saw several Eastern Diamondback rattle snakes sunning on the rocks within ten feet of our trail. Allow about 4.5 hours. Be sure to have good supply of water and energy foods to keep going. Have fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. The trails are very well maintained. Great views. We spotted some birds, but couldn’t determine what they were. Overall it was a very nice day.

Be ready for a rocky trail. Great hike. Not much scenery until you get to the lookout points. Better have good footwear

Excellent hike! For a hard hike, I suggest doing the whole loop, to include River of Rocks Trail, Golden Eagle Trail, and the Skyline Trail. Epic hike with a lot of scrambling (Skyline Trail). Definitely slippery when wet so be prepared to slip and slide if it’s raining like it was today.

Well its nice and cornfusing at same time lol... wanted to do the whole loop but didnt make the right when i should have . my fault . seen the overlooks and going back and doing loop!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Golden eagle trail is steep, but worth the views from the East Rocks and Lookout Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I couldn’t find the trail head that is used here, but I found a different one and made my own path. It’s currently pretty wet from all the rain. A lot of the trails are flooded, but DEFINITELY worth the views!

hiking
3 months ago

Easily one of my favorite trails.

on Hawk Mountain Loop

3 months ago

$10 fee for a 4 mile loop. No thanks.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic! With the temperature hovering around 90 degrees but feeling like 300 the hike was a very demanding one. Bring lots of water. More than you think you'll need. We ran out.

This route makes you earn the views and that's exactly what we wanted. There are a few climbing sections that look worse than they are. Our 15 year old that doesn't hike much was able to negotiate them all without problems or much assistance at all.

Select sturdy and worn in shoes or you'll suffer. You want to make sure you can't roll your ankles on uneven surfaces and moving rocks prior to attempting this hike or you'll have a bad day.

Deet and picardin is mandatory or you will die from insect attacks. We combined these two repellents and had no issues with bites but they did surround us.

Whoever estimated the final climb to be 10ft... 10ft sections... about 5 of them.

hiking
3 months ago

A good hike with some awesome views! Sunset from the North Lookout is amazing!

Great moderate hike with nice views. Went with my aunt who is not very active and we just did a short hike from parking lot to north lookout. She made it but could not complete river of rocks which is much more challenging. There was some restoration work being done so you may hear power tools toward the top. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. I would definitely go back.

4 months ago

Great overview

Great hike! Harder than we thought but so worth it. Beautiful views. Lots of adventure. Awesome time. If you head out on the blue trail toward the River of Rocks and take the blue trail back around prepare for an awesome time.

great hike with a variety of easy, moderate and hard parts. Was rather crowded at the top, but friendly people. Luckily all the dogs we encountered were on leashes, as my guy is still learning his manners with other dogs!

Great hike, views are beautiful and give reward, but doing the whole section will take a toll. Did it in early June in just over 2 days. It's closer to 27mi point to point and be sure you go before or after late July/august because a lot of the springs dry up. The climbs aren't too bad, but the 8-9 miles preceding Allentown shelter almost entirely rock so prepare yourself and keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and cottonmouth dens in the pulpits!!

$10 ADMISSION FEE (for adults) let me just say it’s worth it. There are a bunch of different trials ranging from moderate to difficult and 30 minutes to hours. We went straight to the north lookout and I could sit up there all day. It’s rocky up there but you are on top of the world overlooking sooooo much. Beautiful sanctuary where the employees are so friendly and helpful. One of my top places because there is so much to do and see. Would highly recommend to plan this trip instead of a last minute decision to go

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