White Rocks Trail

MODERATE 168 reviews

White Rocks Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

Great Trail. Well marked & used. Great rocks for climbing, repelling, and bouldering. Climbs the mountain to top about 500' gain, then heads out along the top of the mountain until it hits Center Point Knob. Joins the Appalachian Trail at Center Point Knob (about 1.5mi from trail head)

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail, vistas are limited in that there are no obvious views but they are there. Scrambling is fun and the rocks are a challenge. At the end of the trail, it intersects with the AT. Walk the extra 100 yards up the hill to Center Point Knob and look for the bronze marker on the rock.

backpacking
1 month ago

One of my favorite small hikes in the area! My dog came along too, but it is VERY rocky! A nice ascent with some amazing rock formations on the ridge that you can climb!

1 month ago

Great trail with an awesome view from the top. Be sure to wear boots with good ankle support and good Tread to help safely scramble over the rocks

2 months ago

It’s great and rocky

hiking
3 months ago

Loved climbing all over the rocks!

hiking
3 months ago

From trailhead it’s straight up to 1050 feet over mostly rocks and roots. At top I joined AT towards Boiling Springs then made full circle back to trailhead. 5.5 miles. Lovely.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, northeast facing overlook! Perfect for sunrise! Wear sturdy shoes as it's rocky 3/4 of the trail. Halfway in, it gets relatively steep with rocks. And the top is all scrambles. Easy for dogs. Children would be harder. It does require some endurance for beginner hikers.

The climbing is worth the view, give it a few more weeks for fall foliage!

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail and it's marked very well. You don't need any special gear, sneakers and a water source will be fine. But if you're going to be the first one on it in the morning, like I was, find some decent sticks to clear out all the spiderwebs that were made overnight!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike for kids and adults alike.

4 months ago

Great trail, beware of the snakes though

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail, love the rocky terrain!! Nicely marked trail!

7 months ago

Nice trail!! Did it with my 3 year old son and 10 months on pup! Will definitely be going again!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with some elevation and winding through rocks. Me and the pup had a good time! Even after getting caught in a downpour

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing! Loved this trail, amazing views and rocks to climb!

7 months ago

Very easy trail. Well marked. Once you get to the top of the mountain you make a right and have to climb over some pretty big rocks to get to the view spot. Very cool to climb all over the huge rocks. We went here at the end of May. Everything was beautiful green, but I'm sure it would be insanely gorgeous with the fall colors. Also on the way down we seen a scarlet tanager.

7 months ago

What a fantastic trail. My friend and I picked this trail out of the blue, and I think there was divine intervention involved. Never have I seen with my own eyes rock formations as beautiful as the ones on this trail. What makes it even better is that you can climb all of them. I could spend the rest of my life on that mountain and never get bored. I will certainly be returning to this trail in the near future. It is truly a hidden gem of central Pennsylvania. You can even link up with some AT hikers if you please, and maybe make your way to Maine or Georgia yourself. Whatever your fitness, skill, drive, and determination is, this trail has something for everyone. The views, the wildlife, the climbing, the trees, it doesn't get better than white rocks. Stop for some lunch on the rocks. Watch the birds soar across the sky. Push your mind and body to the limit as you ascend the towering boulders. Observe an innocent caterpillar squirm his way along with not a care in the world. This trial deserves more than respect. It deserves praise and worship for its beauty and all the happiness it brings to the human soul. A part of me will always live on that mountain, and my spirit will always reside there.

hiking
8 months ago

Such a fun trail! I love all the climbing opportunities along the way, and the views are gorgeous. Took my dog along and he had a wonderful time rock-hopping (he's very agile) but my friend's dog found it to be a bit challenging and he ended up slowing us down because we had to lift him over a few areas that he couldn't quite figure out how to climb so if you're taking a dog, keep that in mind. Not crowded, saw maybe 3 people the whole time. Saw 6 deer pretty close to the trail as well. There was one area with some graffiti and broken glass (someone's always gotta ruin it) but the rest of the trail was clean and free of debris which was refreshing. Hate seeing trash out in nature!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! Steep for a little one. I had to carry my son in his carrier about halfway. Enjoyed a snack on top of the mountain. Beautiful outlook!

9 months ago

A good tough hike with some great rocks, and good views.

It loses a star due to the sheer amount of trash on the trail. I know it's not the trail's fault, but there's nothing I despise more than a trashy trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful day out on the trail. The first half mile is an up hill walk, but not a hard walk. Once you reach the peak, keep following the blue markers to reach the rocks.

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