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A nice quick walk to the lookout. Nice view. A good way to walk off dinner.

So fortunate to live a couple blocks north of this hike. The view at sunset is breathtaking. Yet again, another place PA takes for granted - a true gem I adore!

went on a Saturday, other hikers, but not too crowded. Beautiful view of the river was well worth it!

Make sure to take the flat route that looks like a road if you are trying to get to the actual overlook. If you take the uphill trail you will have to turn around go back down and go up the road. With the recent rains the trail down the hill is impassable.

Simple hike, nice view of river. People also climb at this location. Did a volunteer cleanup here as well.

Great view of the Susquehanna. Partly obstructed by fence.

Easy trail to hike with great views.

Shorts trails, great for kids. One trail was pretty steep and treacherous but easily avoidable(it was fun if you’re able!). Wish people wouldn’t graffiti.

~ Beautiful view of the Susquehanna river. Even though it’s highly discouraged, climbing over the railings onto the rocks gives you a better view. You can watch the trains go by while the sun sets in the background. We came across this trail that lead to the outlook but had to take a quick detour to run through the pretty trees that you encounter on this trail ~

Went here to work off a big meal at Texas Road House in Lancaster. Of course we hike in the upper trail. A little breath catching on a full stomach but good exercise. Some beautiful views of the Susquehanna River up and down stream. And the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail below. Will have to bring my bike down and ride that. Wife and son took the low road back while I took the steep shortcut to the high trail.

walking
7 months ago

Nice view

Perfect trail given length and location. Nice incline to give some exercise but easy enough that anyone can do it. I took my four year-old and two-year-old and they loved it. highlight is obviously the view from The Overlook, where you can see Susquehanna River, railroad tracks and bridges.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Easy & a beautiful view!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Nice and short hike, easy and with a pretty view of the Susquehanna River

walking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice on a weekday. The weekends are to crowded.

walking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Nice walk.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

not much of a hike, but a nice view at the end

Was hoping for a hike of some sort but beautiful view!

Great easy walk to some nice viewpoints! The trail was crowded but fun to explore.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easy loop or out and back depending on your route, good for dogs and kids. My favorite spot to watch the sunset in the area

Monday, March 27, 2017

favorite spot near lancaster

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easy trail but you can have a bit more fun by exploring the surrounding side trails people created.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nice short hike to the overlook. When you get to the Y in the trail, if you go left it is more flat. If you go right you hike up a hill into the woods only to have to come back down the trail to get to the overlook. There are trees obstructing your view but you can get some pictures without them.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice hike, short and mostly flat. Wear good shoes as there are many ankle twisters on the trail. Water views are somewhat obstructed by trees. Worth checking it out.

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Nice hike, only about 1 mile long on a very nice flat trail. Not the greatest view but a nice hike.

scenic driving
27 days ago

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