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

I love Hawk Mountain. nice views, variety of difficulty, good photographing opportunities.

hiking
12 days ago

Just got done this hike. It was a little muddy due to the rain last night but no big deal. It was an enjoyable hike. I would definitely do it again! The view from the Pulpit is awesome!!

Just climb the mountain, the view is well worth it!

Solid steady hike with a good scramble at the end but we wished we could’ve brought our dog!

hiking
23 days ago

Plenty of stream crossings keep this interesting during 1st couple miles (though muddy with recent rain). Ascent up the mountain is pretty gradual and then intersects with slightly larger straight trail the rest of the way up. Did not hike to actual Pulpit this day but have done couple times before and offers a great view.

hiking
23 days ago

Awesome trail! If you like hiking across tons of rocks of various sizes, multiple streams and streams among rocks, this is the trail for you. The northern part of the loop borders closer to the actual rock field and provides easier access (south side only gets close at one part then is a bit away from it). Highly suggest some kind of trekking poles for this...will greatly simplify the balancing on rocks/streams/muddy sections. Also need to keep constant watch for the dark red blazes as they can be easy to miss when there is no ground and only rocks on many of the sections (could benefit from a brighter color).

hiking
27 days ago

Great time to spend outdoors, amazing views, going counter clockwise is the way to go if you want the whole adventure experience.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of Rocks! Great workout. I'd suggest boots to lessen the chances of rolling an ankle. Watch out for snakes in the summer months.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a lot of fun to get out and start exploring some of the more impressive trail systems in PA!!!! 11/10/2018

Skyline section is so much fun! I highly suggest doing this counterclockwise.

birding
2 months ago

Visited 10/28/18. Paid $10 per person and it’s well worth it! Attended a 30 minute educational lecture of the different raptors that migrate through the area. The trails are pretty. Be prepared for a lot of boulders and rocky terrain. Their easy to maneuver but I suggest good hiking shoes.

Went on a Saturday afternoon paid $10.00 well worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

What a great hike! Be prepared for lots and lots of rocks and boulders! Challenging but even my 12 yr old finished strong!
Proper shoes and water and snacks is a must. The loop took us about 4hrs. Exhausted but what a great day!

hiking
3 months ago

This hike does have great views, comparable to Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle, did it counter to save the views for the 2nd half of the hike. Didnt see many hawks but it wasnt peak season being August (from what im told this place gets amusement park packed during peak season which is late September to early October). The river of rocks was really cool, especially from the view point. Some rock climbing here and there with lots of rock hoping, but this is expected in rocksylvania so make sure you have some sturdy boots. Alot of info available on the trail and in the vistors center regarding wildlife, geology and history. Main downfall is the 10 dollar entrance fee, to me thats pretty steep but at least it goes to a good cause being a sanctuary and all.

hiking
3 months ago

this was a great Trail really intense great for experience of rock climbing saw one of my favorite snakes on the trail timber rattlesnake it took me and my hubby a total of 6 hours to complete the entire loop really intense hiking on rocks sharp rocks stick snakes but a very beautiful great hike

hiking
3 months ago

I loved this short intense hike. 75% of the trail is a rock/Boulder scramble. it's slow going. Definitely need poles and sturdy hiking boots. I would advise only experienced hikers on this one.

I absolutely love this trail! With well marked trails and spectacular views I would definitely recommend taking the whole loop!

Great hike. Very rocky with beautiful views. We went on a very hot day and would have preferred cooler weather.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a good way to spend a day. Peaceful.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is harder than it looks. We started by going right and then down to the actual river of rocks. On the way back you do climb over a portion of the river which is covered by trees, so wear comfortable shoes or even boots. You will feel the incline!!

hiking
4 months ago

Good spot to hike today, great weather started @ 930 probably a good time before the crowds started... did the orange & some red to do the one loop... saw a ton of sights up in the air, hawks & eagles.

It wasnt quite as challenging as I expected it to be, but we had a great time anyways.

4 months ago

We started to the right going downhill along the right side it the rocks... tricky rocky hike going downhill to the lowest elevation - from there the climb to the summit was good and hard. There were three places with very challenging rock climbing to get to the next point of the trail. We’re active healthy 50 year-olds and we did ok. Saw several Eastern Diamondback rattle snakes sunning on the rocks within ten feet of our trail. Allow about 4.5 hours. Be sure to have good supply of water and energy foods to keep going. Have fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. The trails are very well maintained. Great views. We spotted some birds, but couldn’t determine what they were. Overall it was a very nice day.

Be ready for a rocky trail. Great hike. Not much scenery until you get to the lookout points. Better have good footwear

Wow! Fun! Was probably a little slower than most with both a 13yr old and 7yr and no hiking shoes (just under 4 hrs). But found we missed scaling the big boulders when the trail eased up at the end! It was a wet day, so a little slippery on those rocks!

hiking
4 months ago

Really fun trail; wear good hiking shoes (waterproof) and be prepared to be jumping rocks the entire time. A little challenging on the way back up but wouldn't say it's too difficult. I started the trail by going to the right at the first lookout; had a little trouble finding some of the red hash marks as a descended further into the woods. Lots of cool little streams.

Excellent hike! For a hard hike, I suggest doing the whole loop, to include River of Rocks Trail, Golden Eagle Trail, and the Skyline Trail. Epic hike with a lot of scrambling (Skyline Trail). Definitely slippery when wet so be prepared to slip and slide if it’s raining like it was today.

Well its nice and cornfusing at same time lol... wanted to do the whole loop but didnt make the right when i should have . my fault . seen the overlooks and going back and doing loop!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Golden eagle trail is steep, but worth the views from the East Rocks and Lookout Trail.

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