Hawk Rock via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews

Hawk Rock via Appalachian Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Duncannon, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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3 days ago

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10 days ago

Great hike

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10 days ago

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13 days ago

A nice, shorter day hike that provides a great workout! The trail is very well marked and features 'rugged' scenery -- if you've ever done Old Rag, this has a similar feel. I would rate the way up a little more strenuous than moderate -- as it's all uphill and, at points, with a steep grade. The view makes it worth it, though. If you're looking to extend your hike a little more, turn right at top of Hawk Rock and follow the AT for ~2mi. You'll hit an intersection with a blue blaze trail that leads down to a small shelter (about ~0.2mi on the blue blaze). Definitely recommend this hike and will return in the future!

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2 months ago

Loved it. Very rocky. Took the 3 year old and my 10 month old pup

2 months ago

Loved it. Very rocky. Took the 3 year old and my 10 month old pup

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

quick hike uphill, pretty views of the susqy and juniata.

2 months ago

short but sweet

hiking
2 months ago

nice short walk. definently steep in places and lots if steps but short enough to make it up and a beautiful view. I went on a week day and only saw about 3 other people.

2 months ago

Fun trail... especially if you have a day off during the week when it's less crowded. great view!