Lewis Rocks [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 51 reviews

Lewis Rocks [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Biglerville, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

private property

no dogs

Beautiful waterfalls, long rocky ridgeline (perfect for bouldering)

hiking
8 days ago

This is a fun short tail that gives you opportunities to hop over rocks and small waterfalls at the headwaters of a creek. There are also opportunities for light bouldering on the quartzite outcrops at the top of the mountain.

Great hike! Don't follow the blue trail markers, that leads you the wrong way. Just back track the water flow towards the right and you'll get to the water fall. We went past the falls and climbed the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Went just after a rain! Beautiful and lush, the stream and falls were wonderful! Parts of the trail along the stream were a bit tricky with wet rocks and logs across the path but it's manageable and worth it! Could have stayed and listened to the sounds of the stream for hours! Natures music

hiking
2 months ago

The out and back style route is a nice little hike

hiking
2 months ago

I don't suggest taking the loop route that this trail is currently marked as. The hike up to the ridge line was fine but poorly marked. Trail became nonexistent a little past that.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

I've been here many times over the past 20 years. It used to be a nice and quite place. Now it's always packed full of people and no longer enjoyable. If you drive by and their aren't 20 cars jammed into the spot it's worth a stop!

hiking
5 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the world, but I'm probably being a little biased :p There's a beautiful rhododendron forest along the creek at the foot of the incline, and the hike up the mountain stream makes it a perfect hike during that unbearable summer heat! I've run into a few other hikers here and there, but I just did a snowy winter hike and saw only footprints. The outcrop at the top gives you a 360 degree view of nothing but sky and trees. Amazing!

hiking
7 months ago

Very scenic to hike up the stream, but beware of the posted signs. Also, not well marked at all. Beautiful views from the top.

7 months ago

nice hike

hiking
8 months ago

Tumbling Run Game Preserve is a privately owned area and is marked no trespassing around the entire perimeter. As the area is used for hunting and shooting sports there is a danger if the signs are ignored. Please use the Trails that are marked for public use like the Blueberry Trail and AT. Lewis Rocks is off limits as it is on private property as is most of the falls. Thanks

8 months ago

By far one of my favorites! Just did my first winter hike here and I fell even more in love with this place. Half the fun is finding your own way as there are very few markings and lots of different paths people have created. I just stay close to the stream and hang a right at the top waterfall to access Lewis Rocks. Snakes are common so be cautious. Give yourself plenty of time to explore! Absolutely beautiful in any season!

11 months ago

Trails are not marked, not even the trailhead. No ample parking. There are a number of residences and they have their own trails to their own favorite places. Not a great trail.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trails weren't at all clearly marked & crisscrossed in every direction. It was nice to hike by a stream, but you could hear the cars on the road that is close by which detracted from the hike in my opinion. Listening to traffic while hiking isn't that relaxing:-/ I love hiking on other trails in the area though!

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Perfect! This can be tricky for first timers since there are many trails and none are marked. But all the trails means you can come back many times and try new trails. I've hiked much of Michaux State Forest, and this is definitely my go to spot! Back story on the posted signs and trails (my understanding), maybe 20 years ago one main trail was shown on state forest maps (now on some maps as Forest RD) which intersected the Application Trail - which used to loop down inside the game preserve. Later the AT was rerouted straighter above the game preserve and no trails where printed on state forest maps, and no signs were posted. About 3 years ago a hiker injured their ankle and needed rescued by helicopter. Tumbling run ended up paying some of the bill. Now it is posted for liability on their end. You can hike here, but they disprove of litter and irresponsible hikers. So, pick up trash and be smart about it. To access Lewis Rocks from AT (using the old AT and old trail that is Forest RD) turn right at the crossing of Forest RD, both forest roads are connected. Take that to the top of the mountain where Lewis Rocks is marked, and follow the trail on the right, which will go along the rocks, down into the preserve and falls. This route is tricky to navigate being its not marked. You might want a good gps for this old route. You can also take Blueberry Trail from AT to the bottom of the game preserve. To access Lewis Rocks from 233, is tricky. Park in the lot, cross the stream. There's half a dozen routes that all go to the same place, some easier then others. The simplest is to hike along the stream. Follow any path to the falls, then hike up the steep on the right, continue to the top at Indian Rock where you can see a great view. To the left are more rocks you can follow. There are many campsites in the rocks, not that you should use them. You can also take Forest RD back down into the parking lot.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This is my absolute favorite hike on the entire eastern part of the United States. I've been hiking here regularly since I was a kid, when my father took me here in the early 90s. The way up is spider webbed with many different intersecting trails to choose from, and depending on which ones you chose, you can make the trail easier or more rocky and challenging. even up at the pinnacle you can choose to climb up or hit any of the side trails to avoid having to crawl up rocks. the views all along the Ridgeline offer amazing perspective and give you a different experience every time you come up. I would recommend this trail to anyone who is okay with a bit of a challenge as long as you keep an eye out for the copperheads...which are very beautiful in spite of their slight danger. they aren't necessarily deadly, however their venom is hemotoxic and you would have to hurry to the hospital to avoid serious health complications if bitten. If you are a hammock camper, this trail offer absolutely perfect campsites all around and depending on the season, a simple wind shielded campfire is safe. If I could choose just one trail to live on forever, this one would be it!