Sunset Rocks Trail

HARD 59 reviews

Sunset Rocks Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gardners, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1184 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike and great views from the rocks.

hiking
24 days ago

Awesome hike, walking up to sunset rocks its very steep but its worth it! I decided to keep on traveling on the blue blaze which is almost nothing but walking over rocks with some roughish trail until the decline. You'll than come to a road which you go to the right, than just have to keep walking a good .7 miles till the Appalachian trail starts on your right side which leads right back to your vehicle. But its still an awesome site seeing and viewing trail that was so fun! I parked at the end of old shippenburg rd as well. The way I took was about a 3.5 miles hike. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

amazing

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Overall, a nice hike in the woods with some cool history along the way! I took the AT>Sunset Rocks Trail (finishing at the overlook), and I found it to be pretty easy/moderate in difficulty. Heading along the AT, you'll hit the trail's official halfway point; further down, you can also work in a detour to the Michaux Camp (a secret POW camp back in time used during WWII), although I didn't have the chance to do this. Along the Sunset Rocks Trail, you'll hit a boulder field which adds some difficulty and fun. The view was great! Overall, a nice, relaxed adventure day hike that is pretty moderate in difficulty. Definitely recommend! Make sure to stop by the AT Museum before you leave.

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hiking
2 months ago

make sure to have good shoes to walk in or your feet are going to be screaming at the end of the trail. you'll be walking on rocks majority of the time.

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2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

The incline is steep right before you get to the top but well worth it!!! Have been there several times!!

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hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike in my opinion...if you go in the direction of sunset rocks from the beginning, most will find it challenging because of the steep incline & once you get to the top you have yet another challenge of climbing around/over boulders... lots to see, the halfway point on the AT... also seen a couple deer & a turkey..and despite all the reviews of timber rattlesnakes.. I didn't see any..

backpacking
3 months ago