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a nice short hike to overlook

There are two trails you can take to the overlook. One is a maintenance road and is flat, slightly... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
Our favorite hike for over a decade!

We have been stopping here on our way to/from Lancaster for many years for a quick hike/picnic and... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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Scenic park overlooking the Susquehanna River.
Marietta, PA
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The hike from the parking area is about half a mile. The walking area is steep and rocky for the first 1/8 mile or so. The remainder is fairly flat until you get to the overlook. From there down to the actual overlook is kind...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 December 2018

There are two trails you can take to the overlook. One is a maintenance road and is flat, slightly uphill and easy to walk (less than half a mile). The other is a more advanced hike and just looking at it from the bottom made...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We have been stopping here on our way to/from Lancaster for many years for a quick hike/picnic and to enjoy the views. Very pretty in all seasons! My kids have done this hike as young as 2 - very easy! Can be a little hit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mamaroo84
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The best thing is you can either take a leisurely stroll up the main trail, which us suitable for kids and older folks. Or, you can take one of several more strenuous paths to get your heart pumping. Either way, you end up at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank edk286
Reviewed 2 January 2018

After driving past the parking lot for this spot many times I finally stopped to make the short hike to the lookout and was not disappointed with the view with an overlook of a bend in the Susquehanna River.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Parking is available at the entrance to the trail to the overlook. The hike is mixed as you enter. A short little incline (slightly rocky) and then the trail is well maintained to the overlook. The overlook has different ways to access the two major...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Beautiful view of the Susquehanna River and bridges, hiking trails marked, lots of graffiti on the rocks...so sad

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank kim591
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I tell everyone that they should visit. It's not a difficult walk but if you want a more challenging hike there are other paths that you can take. When you get to the view you want to take a ton of pictures because it's amazing!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 993rebekahw
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a short little hike to a beautiful overlook. Please note that if you are driving north the turn off can be tricky because of the traffic. The parking lot is small and you come on it quickly. Tennis shoes worked fine, but the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a great walk up to Chickies Rock County Park main overlook. It was a simple incline in regular shoes and rewarded us with lovely views.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank julieuno
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