Sunset Rocks Trail

HARD 38 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

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
6 days 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
13 days ago

walking
29 days ago

29 days ago

NOT MODERATE!!! If you do the full loop it is for experienced hikers. The rock ridge requires careful negotiating and the climb is tough. Excellent hike. Also be aware of snakes. The museum employees asked for a snake report. We didn't see any but it was only April and 69 degrees.

1 month ago

nice day for a hike....rocky at some points but fun overall

hiking
1 month ago

Parked at the general store and walked along the road to get to where the AT starts. Hiked the loop and turned off the AT right after the Tom's Run shelter onto the Sunset Rocks trail. Well marked trails and a fun hike along the rocks!

hiking
1 month ago

Started the loop trail at the AT Museum. My app tracked the loop to be 8 miles long. The AT halfway marker is located about 0.2 mile north of Toms Run Shelters. The rock scramble section of the loop is about 1/3 mile long, and is fun. 3/4 mile after Toms Run Shelters on the blue trail, we took a unmarked side trail into Camp Michaux before heading up to Sunset Rocks.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail! Continue past Old Orchard Road to parking at the terminus of Old Shippensburg Road. About 3/4 mile past Old Orchard Rd.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, well marked. We parked at the museum. The App trail north is right there behind the building. The App trail south, though, is down the street. From the museum, walk down the road, past the store, past the mansion, keep walking. it's there up the road on the right, but there is no parking at the point where the trail meets the road. Took the white trail up to the blue. Left hand turn up to Sunset Rocks. Followed the blue trail across the top of the range (some rock climbing involved), across a road, finally connects back up to the white about 4 miles from the spot we parked. Right turn onto the white trail, past the lean to, and past the halfway marker for the App trail. Good hike. Was almost 8 full miles as confirmed by 2 trackers.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Great trail. Stayed on the Appalachian trail at the shelter. Left with kids as young as 9/10, don't go any younger due to the rock climbing..all had a good time!

hiking
8 months ago

Be aware that the gps will take yoi to a spot on the trail where yoi cannot park. Go to the parking area by the AT Museum and then begin the hike. Beautiful trail and the climb up the rocks is well worth it!

8 months ago

For a beginning hiker it was a huge challenge. Well that and being out of shape lol. Gorgeous view halfway through and it is a lesser used trail so it's very quite.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike for us and the dogs. We will definitely be do this again in the near future. The GPS is wrong on here, ignore the first lo e leg and head strait to the y of the loop. There is parking there.

10 months ago

One of my favorites in the area because of the diversity. I typically park near camp Michaux and walk the loop from there.