Canyon Vista Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews
#2 of 11 trails in

Canyon Vista Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forksville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail..marked really good..2 overlooks. Warrens Window and Canyon Vista. 4.7 miles took me almost 4 hours with a few stops.

hiking
9 days ago

Today was a great hike. The blue markings on the trees were easy to follow and the views throughout were beautiful. Took us about 3 hours.
We enjoyed the babbling brooks throughout the tails. Mostly shaded. The vistas are well worth the hike to see.

17 days ago

Hard to get lost on this one... blazes every where! Nice hike with two vistas and the rock garden is pretty neat as well.

hiking
23 days ago

I recommend doing the hike counter-clockwise starting from the Family Campground at Rt. 154. That means completing the loop with a stretch of level hiking beside the Loyalsock Creek, making for a very nice finish. The view at the canyon lookout is well worth the effort and be sure to check out the nearby Rock Garden, an impressive jumble of huge boulders and rock formations! Just long and strenuous enough, with visual treats along the way, to make it a very enjoyable and rewarding hike!

hiking
27 days ago

did this hike yesterday with my dog. parked on Rt 154 east of the campground entrance. It took me 3.5 hours to do about 6ish miles. I went counter clockwise on the Canyon Vista Trail (next time I'd do the reverse). to make it longer, I took the red x link trail (roughly 1 mile) down to the green double run trail (roughly 1 mile loop). I recommend doing the green trail counter clockwise so you so the two best falls face on. these falls are well worth the effort the vista at the top is a great opening (just know people can also drive to it and there are restrooms). Moderate level hike that my 1.5 yr golden loved playing in the streams.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Easy all around. The view was great. There were a lot of natural rock formations that were worth it. Great family hike.

2 months ago

the view was so rewarding

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day for exploring this trail. I parked at the family campground and hiked counter clockwise... either way is going to be a lot of uphill but I think this way was less brutal on the ascent. There are two great vistas and lots of rock gardens are boulders along the way to explore. It was a bit muddy today so the hiking boots were definitely a wise choice. This is the most blazed happy trail I’ve ever seen, there must be 400 trail markers in the 4.3 mile loop!

hiking
4 months ago

forksville general store! always have good finds at a general store.

hiking
7 months ago

Went there in the beginning of November. Stayed at Worlds End Family Campground and hiked right off our site. Wound up being about 4 miles, and some parts were very steep, but it was well worth the view! Be sure to check out the rock garden to the right of the view- there’s one behind the parking lot as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Parked at family campground so hike ended up being 4 miles. Can be steep in some parts but I enjoyed the many switchbacks and rocky terrain. Can be wet and muddy in some areas after rain because of the streams that run down the mountain.

10 months ago

Great little hike. The vista is a little hard to see mid-season when everything is overgrown

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike, first time for my children ages 6-15. Rock garden on top makes it worthwhile and the trail along the creek for some rock hopping at the end was very enjoyable. Just enough up/down and gradual terrain to allow us to move at a consistent pace.

hiking
11 months ago

Had a free day so drove up from central PA Easy to find trailhead. Park near family camping entrance.
Ascends quickly then undulates in the forest. Change in temp, foliage moss ferns and mushrooms plus imposing beautiful stone along the way.
Nice lookout over the creek canyon. Preview at " Warren's window" part way up is just as lovely as top

Did not see ANY other hikers- yes Thursday 10 am but it is midsummer.

One draw back. - Close to road 20% of the time even at viewpoint
There is a road to the top

hiking
11 months ago

This loop is 4 miles and well marked and well maintained. Part of the trail follows the loyal sock creek which is very nice to sit at after your hike. We will definetely return in the fall

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

trail was definitely more like 4.5 miles, very steep at times and i would consider it more difficult. we did it in about 3 hours and would definitely do it again!

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Good hike but was HARD!

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Beautiful fall hike. A good mix of flat and uphill terrain without being too exhausting. Gorgeous view from the top.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Started at the visitor center and used the Link Trail to meet up to main trail. Nice hike, nice view of the fall foliage. The climbs were not too bad but not for the new hiker.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

World's End Park and Canyon Trail are beautiful. The trail was clearly marked and the vistas were amazing. We thought the trail was difficult at times. Rocky and lots of roots. It was worth it.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Trail was not well maintained but marked exceptionally well. The view at the top was beautiful. The trail went through groups of rocks that was very cool. At the end it is a beautiful walk along the creek. Great hike!

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Saw a couple of deer.

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Spectacular views makes the moderate hike up there. The Rock Garden is just across from the Vista. We day-hike this trail starting from creek at World's End following the banks of the creek. You will stay on the LT/Link Loop Yellow Trail until you come to an intersection and turn right (Blue) this a nice even trail. You will ascend to Canyon Vista.

hiking
Monday, April 14, 2014

We just hiked this trail yesterday (4/13/14) and it was gorgeous. This is one of my favorite day hikes. It has plenty of difficult spots, but none of them are so lengthy that you are wiped out after. This trail gives you everything. There are great views throughout the hike including vistas, rock formations, streams, and the Loyalsock creek which included a few waterfalls at this time of year.

hiking
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Went in March so still plenty of ice and snow on the trail. Beautiful view from the top but relied heavily on my walking stick to make it back down in all the snow. Saw two other hikers on the trail. Will look forward to going back in the summertime.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Load More