Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews

Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kempton, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Today wasnt the best day for this hike due to dense fog. To hike, it cost $9. I find that ridiculous to pay to hike, but I haven't been here yet, so i did. If there wasnt any fog, there would have been some amazing views. There were lots of look outs. Im gonna go back and try this place out on a nicer day.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and great scenic views from several points. If you are gonna to take all loop, you will find lot of challenges on the way, especially on Skyline trail.

hiking
1 month ago

You definitely get some immediate gratification with this trail as the Southern Overlook is less than half a mile from the parking lot offering gorgeous views over the valley. After that, you can really customize your hike to your liking with varying lengths and difficulty. The trail can change from easy to very difficult with rock climbing requirements quickly, but the trails are well marked. Highly recommended and easily combined with some Appalachian Trail treks like The Pinnacle and The Pulpit.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

loved the trail, all the people working at the nature center were incredibly kind. But the fee to hike the trail really put me in a bad mood. Also the trail had a lot of people on it when i went, but if you take the long way to the look out you shouldn't see most of them. Really cool trail I would definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

This place is awesome. You can make it easy or hard and either way I do not think you will be disappointed. Check out my full write up along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/hawkmountain

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

It was chill, not very difficult or should even be considered moderate. Very easy but good views.

3 months ago

5 months ago

This place is awesome. There is a small fee to gain entrance to the trails. Trails are well kept and easy to follow. This trail there is an alternate route you can choose to take to scramble up boulders to the top. Very fun!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was a nice day hike. I've done it in both directions of the loop now and definitely see the benefit of ending the trail at the north lookout. It's just easier up those rocks than down! it didn't take long and the view is lovely. it's the end of October and I didn't see a single Hawk or eagle...probably should've come sooner in the season!

6 months ago

I loved it here. It was definitely an all day thing I should have brought a sandwich. You do have to pay but I don't mind. They say this mountain is one of the most haunted places in pennsylvania. However I doubt at 1pm on a Sunday with masses of people anything would happen. The views are spectacular. Hiking boots or shoes should be worn. I had a great time. The light blue trail is better to go up then down. It does require climbing on boulders and rocks.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago