Explore the most popular hiking trails near Gardners with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

The trail was pretty wet on the lower section so make sure to have your waterproof hiking boots. This trail starts out easy but you do some climbing up and between rocks so I would say this is a little harder than easy. A nice trail to hike.

One of my fav hikes. Rock scramble is enough to challenge, but not enough to get you in much trouble.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike with the family and kids. the highlight of the hike was the rock scrambling, AT midpoint, and lunch at Toms Run Shelter.

hiking
1 month ago

We had some trouble finding this but ended up parking on a small pull off on old shippensburg road. Very steep and rocking going up to sunset rock. Loved all the rocks but hard to really see the views. We did the loop back around which was fairly easy. Over all very nice hike. We had a little over 7 miles. We were out abt 4 hours.

The hike is moderately difficult up along the steep side (I recommend decending down the alternate blue route when it’s slippery). The trail is obviously thoroughly well-hiked, and is a little difficult to follow at times because folks have hiked along the sides and off the trail so much. It was definitely busy while I was there (an afternoon in mid September) which isn’t my style. Lots of off-leash dogs, so beware if you have a reactive dog or dog that doesn’t like strange dogs too much.

Use to hike this all the time in college! I remember all the fun times! Can be super rocky and steep but the view at the top is gorgeous! Must see for sure!

hiking
2 months ago

I hopped on the AT near the general store and followed it up until I came to the sign that said "Sunset Rock". I turned up there instead of continuing on the AT across the bridge to find the second sign. In hindsight, I should've hiked it the opposite way so the rocks were at the end of the hike instead of the beginning. The scramble is definitely interesting when you're going through it backwards. There's paths to skip a lot of the major scrambling if it's not something you're comfortable with.
Blue blazes for the Sunset Rock trail, lots of bear poop, watch for copperheads.

I loved this trail. I love the steep incline and rock climbing. I was confused by the trail and became lost. A little more research on my part would have solved my problem. The rocks are challenging and you should be an experienced hiker in good physical condition.

Very doable, short trail with a fantastic view at the top! I definitely recommend this trail to anyone in the area.

Just near the AT museum there's a road to the right, old shippensburg rd where you follow that all the way to the end. There's some parking there where you meet to trail head.
The climb was a great steepish uphill to the top. Unfortunately, I had to turn around at the second rocks bc of a big black bear greeting me. That was fun! A copperhead was laying in some rocks at the top too so they are around. Beautiful hike what I could do though! Near the parking there's a turn to the AT also that walks by a river.

Our family did this a few moths ago. Great hike

hiking
3 months ago

Quick Sunday afternoon hike with the fam = fab trail + stellar views + quality time with the crew

Great hike! Amazing views from the top. Once you are done go for a swim in the lake.

Great hike and perfect for me to do with my 6 y/o.

hiking
4 months ago

This was one of our first hikes this year and it made for an enjoyable afternoon. The path up is steep in places but manageable even for someone like me who has a few wonky joints in her legs. It was clearly marked and easy to find. And the view from the top was lovely. The only drawback was that on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, there were a fair amount of other people on the trail and at the summit.

hiking
4 months ago

My wife and I took our 4 children on it a couple weeks ago. It was their first hike. They range in age from 3-8 years old. They all loved it!! It was quite the work out for them, and they all slept well that night.
I would definitely recommend this trail!

Beautiful view on a clear day.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail and not as difficult as the description sounds. However, I only walked from the Iron Masters Mansion and followed the AT to the point where the Sunset Rocks Trail begins. It was a steep ascent from that point to the view of the valley, but it was relatively short. I didn’t have time to do the full loop but looking forward to it some day. Almost walked into a rattlesnake at the top. He was busy sunning himself on the rocks so he never moved the whole time.

hiking
5 months ago

Mtn Laurel is in full bloom June 7. Rhododendron are still some days away.

Steep, challenging trail that’s definitely worth the view at the end.

Very challenging hike! Fun rock scrambling over the boulders and great views. Cool site at the halfway point of the AT. Really enjoyable

A fairly steep trail on the shorter side. Beautiful payoff at the summit!

Short trail with choice of steep or alternate. We went up steep and came down the alternate in 44 minutes. Great trail for the family!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and challenging

cool overlook

hiking
7 months ago

My hike was starting at Michaux Rd, then hiking NE up to Sunset Rocks, then down to the AT and on to Pine Grove Furnace. Very narrow ridgetop with heavily bouldered trail. Trailhead at Michaux Rd was hard to find ...it looks like a driveway..so here are some tips: Coming from Rt 233 turn on Michaux Rd...look for address post #111...on right. Baby blue color trail blazes are on left and right side of Michaux Rd to alert you of proximity to trail. Follow baby blue blazes at #111 on the RIGHT side to the beginning of the rock outcrops almost immediately. If you like rocks, this is it.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike, I hit this after work sometimes in the spring/summer. A bit of rock scrambling here and there so be prepared to help your dog if you take it.

Views arent bad too.

hiking
7 months ago

Short hike with a nice view at the end. Has 2 sections toward the end, the steep side and the less steep side. Decent for a trail run if you want the exercise too.

hiking
7 months ago

What a great hike! It was a little difficult finding the trailhead, but we really enjoyed the hike and the beautiful views once we got going! If you've never taken this hike before, you can either park near the visitor's center and begin by following a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail to the Sunset Rocks trailhead off of Centerville Road/Pine Grove Road or drive to the end of Old Shippenburg Road to park right at the trailhead.

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