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Cumberland Valley Overlook via Tuscarora and Appalachian Trail

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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania

Cumberland Valley Overlook via Tuscarora and Appalachian Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 679 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

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Turn off of Mountain Road onto an unmarked, unpaved state gameland road (there is a sign that says "Not Maintained in the Winter"), drive a short distance up this bumpy road to the gate where there is a small area to park. Hike from there on the gated-off road to the Tuscarora trail. Turn left on the Tuscarora trail to get to the intersection with the AT and Darlington trails. If you take the AT to the right you will come down to the Cumberland overlook. The section of the Tuscarora trail is not used very much and is overgrown with a lot of poison ivy - long pants and covered shoes recommended. Due to this being on state gameland, it is recommended to wear bright orange if hiking during hunting season.

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Andrew Clay
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Disappointed. My mother-in-law and I took my girls on the trial. The incline early was difficult on the girls, but doable. But once on the AT, it was a mess. The trail maintenance was poor. It was too narrow for us. The girls were in carriers on our back by now and it was dense forest with 8-10" wide trail stepping over logs and through overgrown weeds that were taking over.

Lucas John
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Great trail. Trees laying over path in a few areas and was a bit muddy in a couple places since it rained a lot this week but the trail was well established and easy to hike.

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caitlin genesse
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Sara Bitting
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Hiking

nice trail. The beginning of the trail is more challenging but once up the hill its mostly flat.

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Naomi Morris
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Hiking

Parked along Mountain Road near the trailhead. Slightly longer than the previously mapped trail. Well marked and perfect for quick 6 miler as it is mostly flat.

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Evan Heckrote
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Paul Landers
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Jill Stanley-Bovoso
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Uphill first mile then overgrown trail

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Michael Russell
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good trail nice route.

S T.
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hike this a lot. less crowded coming this way vs the Appalachian trail. nice cardio workout up the first mile. the road makes it an easier way to get up the mountain. access to the Tuscarora trail also.

Amber Hess
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Hiking

I hiked this trail today. The snow fall this week made this a little challenging but well worth it. The trail was easily marked with a great view at the end. I think this trail would be better in the winter/fall bc the trail looks like it could get overgrown. But overall I enjoyed this trail.

Danielle P
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The road and the Tuscarora trail are not well maintained for hiking and are a bit overgrown. There were too many bugs and too much poison ivy for my hiking preference. The AT is much better maintained and was much more enjoyable to hike on. The upside, is there were not many other hikers. At the Cumberland Valley Overlook there is a nice rock seating area to rest and enjoy the view.

Be-One Vang
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Henry Lombardi
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Dileep Dwivedi
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Greg Miller
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Donna Capobianco
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Jessica Yeager
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Michael Torcaso
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Kyle Silvis
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fish slushy
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caitlin genesse
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Lea Anne
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Melissa M
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Rachel Rodriguez
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Stacey McDonald
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Jessica Hollenbach
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Tommy Cucchiara
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Rachel Rodriguez
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Paul Howell
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