Kings Gap Hollow

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Kings Gap Hollow is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1397 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

A cool, inviting trail filled with a lush understory of ferns, this trail winds along the stream and follows the gap in the mountain. The terrain changes to a dry, higher elevation that brings the hiker to the mountaintop. Follow the Red Blazes.

20 days ago

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1 month ago

Only 4 of 5 stars due to poor signage in a few spots, but other than that a great hike today. A few spots, I thought, were on the harder side of moderate. Didn't see many animals, but it was 87 degrees so perhaps they were staying in the shade.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Awsome moderate hike

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5 months ago

lots of trails!!! easy to hard depending on the trails you choose!

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5 months ago

"Kings Gap Loop" trail is not actually a trail, it is a combination of about 7 different trails. If you want to do the actual Kings Gap Loop you will need to bring one of the maps provided for free, because you change trails and come to many intersections while hiking. The trails are poorly marked, but this is not a large issue because the all of the trails are well traveled and easy to follow.
I did enjoy the fact that you can do a custom hike because there are so many trails to choose from, making the hike as long or short or as hard or easy as you want.

6 months ago

Very tough depending which trail you take but it's very worth it in the end. Make sure you bring a lot of water and bug spray. Amazing views

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hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trail! Well maintained. I saw exactly zero trash along the trail.

It's not very well marked. It would be easy to get turned around without GPS. The provided maps left something to be desired.

Scenic Vista trail, and Ridge Overlook trail had some great views. The whole hike was beautiful. There was only one short steep section on the path we took.

We saw four Common Five Lined Skinks, a ~3ft black snake, countless Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies, and one very startled Whitetail deer.

Excellent hike. Will definitely go again.

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7 months ago

An old favorite. I've been all over this mountain and still find new things to see.

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7 months ago

Great views. Wish it was better marked.