Hawk Mountain Sanctuary via Skyline Trail

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary via Skyline Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kempton, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

views

rocky

scramble

This rugged, ridge top trail follows the spine of the Kittatiney down over North Lookout, crosses East Rocks (a scenic overlook) and meets the AT 2.5 miles from North Lookout. This scenic hike is recommended only for experienced hikers. There is a 10 ft. vertical climb just off of North Lookout. Find the trail by way of the Lookout Trail from the visitors center. The Lookout Trail is blazed in orange, and the Skyline Trail is blazed in blue.

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20 days ago

1 month ago

Excellent trail & well kept

1 month ago

Had to pay to access the trails, but they seemed pretty well maintained. Nice views, good wildlife.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice hike, great views, fun scrambles throughout hike and Hawk Mountain. Fee to get into Hawk Mountain, but it does go to preservation and research.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is an incredible hike, easy 5 star. Their is a lot to experiance and you do not have to kill yourself to see some cool stuff. Check out my full write up along with directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/hawkmountain

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Great rock climb at the end !

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This place is very well maintained and has a few nice lookouts . The trails themselves are somewhat moderate. The skyline trail is nice and the river of rocks is quite interesting , solid hike, nothing too crazy but very pretty especially with some snow on the ground .

5 months ago

Good hiking, good views. Lots of wildlife. Definitely worth seeing

7 months ago

You can see the same views for free on the Appalachian trail.

hiking
7 months ago