Flat Rock Loop Trail

HARD 117 reviews

Flat Rock Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lower Mifflin Township, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Tough hike with a nice view at the end. The trail starts near the amphitheater area of Colonel Denning State Park. Wear good boots, and bring plenty of water this hike is a workout.

Definitely a good workout for a gorgeous view at the end.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Great Hike. Bring lots of water because you are hiking up the whole way. I would say this is a moderate trail. I'm glad we didn't bring our toddler. It would have been difficult with her on our backs or walking. The view was breath taking ❤

hiking
26 days ago

A grand view awaits you after a rough and Ricky uphill climb.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I've done this hike twice now. I regret it every time until I get to the top. Worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This was the right amount of challenge and a nice view at the top. Trail is maintained well

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Tough! All up and all down... but worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging hike with a great reward at the end.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

make sure to wear hiking shoes, they will hug ur feet for stability and you'll be able to walk up the incline better. bring plenty of water and some snacks for the overlook

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

The first part is difficult but then it starts to even out, amazing trail of u like a challenge

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

So this trail is slightly changing it seems. We went up the normal steep way with rock stairs and steep inclines, but then we ran into a trio of men today who were working on the trail. They are adding (almost completed) two side trails to help ease this trail. The first is yellow blazes that starts before the access road and eliminates the steep incline and the stairs around the pump house. We came down that way and it will be a lot easier when making your way up. The second new trail is before the steep incline that is before the "wagon wheel" intersection of trails. Although these act as switchbacks and may be a little longer in length, these will make it more accessible to more people. The view from the rock is rewarding and amazing. I don't know if there is a better look out in the area