Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch

EASY 11 reviews

Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carlisle, Pennsylvania that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.4 miles
88 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




1 day ago

wonderful views for such a short hike. was a fun time at the little scramble at top. if you're into birding this place is a must.

6 months ago

Definitely need good, sturdy hiking boots on. It's all rocks, all the way up. It's .4mi but straight up. It does have a less steep path but not much difference than going straight up. Requires climbing rocks for the view. If heading down make sure to stop by the amphitheater and another nice overlook! Picnic tables under a pavilion and picnic tables along trail as well. Beautiful views!!! Good birdwatching.

7 months ago

Don't forget to bring you baseball bat or golf driver and smack one from the top. Lol. Please use a biodegradable ball.

8 months ago

Great place to see birds of prey. Short pretty hike to rocky outcrop. Beautiful view and many birds.

9 months ago

Quick easy walk up to a beautiful view

Monday, July 04, 2016

You are right it is wrong. I live in Mechanicsburg and it takes me 25 minutes to get there. If you are on Main Street Mechanicsburg, PA, keep going down Main until it turns into W Trindle Road (route 641). Then you get into in town Carlisle this same road becomes E. High Street, make a right in N. College Street and a few blocks down turn left onto B Street (route 74). 74 turns into Waggoners Gap Rd and this takes you up a while into the mountains and then you will see on your right a parking entrance. And Enjoy!

It's a great loop trail. Clearly marked. A color coded map and an amazing view at the top!! I have done this a few times now; at sunset, morning, and a foggy fall morning! It's amazing

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Sunday, August 21, 2016