Scenic Vista Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Scenic Vista Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles
534 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



This linear trail offers rolling terrain on the way to a pleasant overlook. Benches are strategically placed to relax and enjoy the surrounding view of unbroken forest.

13 days ago

Nice overlook. Pretty canopy. Very pleasant hike with streams, wild blueberries, toads and white tailed deer.

25 days ago

Drove almost 2-hours to experience the trails in this park. Very disappointing overall with the trails! Tried several trials and all seemed very poorly marked; a lot of down trees blocking the trial that appeared to be there for a few weeks. Attempted the Maple Hollow Trail as well, but it was so overgrown towards the start of the trail and poorly marked that we abandoned that trail and went on this one. Overall, a very disappointing hiking experience at this park.

3 months ago

The view is obstructed by trees, there are better views in the area. Good hike for kids though.

8 months ago

Great view in fall. The view is obstructed by trees in the summer. My wife and I hiked to the vista and continued on to do the loop back to the mansion. Had a great 5 mile hike! One negative is that the trails are not well marked. Some areas are and others it is like a guessing game. Been hiking there for 4 years and have told Park personnel that there trails need to be marked better.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

not worth the trek

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Trails are not well marked but the view is nice and the trails were basically empty on the weeknight while I was there.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Not a great trail, at all. The drive there is great, but the trail is not marked well, the views aren't great, and the trail is about 20' from the road the entire hike.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This was a decent trail, but it was not marked very well, and the view is limited because of the trees. This is also not a loop trail, so it's 2.5 miles plus the return to the parking area you choose.

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