Sunset Rocks Trail

HARD 55 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

1 day ago

amazing

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
11 days 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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11 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

2 months ago

a really fun but difficult hike. the beginning has some very steep incline and involves a lot of hopping from rock to rock. has some nice scenic views and was perfect for the type of hike I wanted to do.

hiking
3 months ago

AT Museum is located at:

Appalachian Trail Museum, 1120 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324

From there, directly across from the museum , is a road called "Old Shippenburg Road". If you follow that road all the way back you will arrive at the trailhead and not have to walk the mile road from the Museum.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago