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Appalachian Trail to Cumberland Valley Overlook

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail to Cumberland Valley Overlook is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 754 ft Route type Out & Back

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Bugs

Rocky

Waypoints (0)
Facilities

Parking is located at the trailhead just off of Sherwood Drive.

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Madeline Eppley
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Hiking

Super flat & easy stretch of trail. Great for novice hikers and kids! Only did a short bit of this trail, but enjoyed it and would like to keep going from another parking point. Saw a frog and plenty of birds. There’s a small, accessible creek that is nice for your dog on a hot day! There are several small bridges throughout the first mile of the trail that are fun for kids to explore.

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Lyndsey Marie
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Hiking

This was a cool hike.. we didn’t do the whole trail didn’t even know this was the trail it was called just recognized the tunnel in someone’s pic

David Mengle
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Hiking

Nice trail - heavy use but trail holds up well. Can be muddy but that means wildflowers too. Enjoy.

Be-One Vang
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Ryan Hill
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Dan Bowers
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Muddy trail conditions, but that is to be expected with how the weather has been. Fun, but rocky hike with some nice views at the top.

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Naomi Spotts
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Zach Allen
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Hiking

This is a fairly simple trail and I can say one of my favorites now! Lots of wildlife like deer and snakes along the trail. And it follows the creek so that’s pretty too!

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Ino Ruiz
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ML M.
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Hiking

This trail can get pretty muddy for the couple miles leading up to the overlook, but is definitely scenic with several streams along the way (probably better in the spring/summer). The overlook provides decent view with a cool rock bench.

Amy Moore
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Hiking

Nice hike this past Sunday. It wasn't foggy at the bottom but very thick fog up at the top so I'll have to go back to see the overlook. This trail was pretty smooth and less rocks than when I'm used to on the AT in PA. Fairly level until the last half mile or so. Easy parking.

Carrie Call
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Hiking

Nice walk through woods and uphill to look-out. The stop for the view has stone 'bench' and is a good place to sit. View is nice - not spectacular, but nice. Absolutely beautiful examples of fungi along the trail.

Sachin talreja
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Good trail

Levent Adil Batakci
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good trail

Swiss Chard
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Matthew W
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Nishant Parikh
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Nishant Parikh
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Mike Weaver
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K. P.
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Henry Lombardi
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Matthew W
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Paul Burkhardt
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Kyle Silvis
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