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Sunset Rocks Trail

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 4.0 (6)

A short, side trail to the AT Appalachian Trail with great views and rock scrambling.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

1,408' 429 m

High

1,031' 314 m

Low

525' 160 m

Up

257' 78 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The trail heads south from the AT Appalachian Trail and climbs steeply up the northern slope of Little Rocky Ridge. At the ridge line, a short spur leads east to the Sunset Rocks with great views south over the South Mountain highlands. The trail proceeds west along the narrow spine of the ridge in an open rock scramble before descending to Michaux Rd. The trail then proceeds west along the base of Big Hill and rejoins the AT Appalachian Trail just south of Tom's Run Shelter.

Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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Luke AT

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  4.0 from 6 votes

#5

in Shippensburg

#8835

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#5

in Shippensburg

#182

in Pennsylvania

#8,835

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Hiking Sunset Rocks and the Appalachian Trail - Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest
Nov 25, 2019 near Shippen…, PA
Deer sighting.
Feb 21, 2020 near Shippen…, PA

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Oct 6, 2019
Michael Noga
Beautiful trail, we did it as part of a loop connecting to the Appalachian trail on both ends while on a 1 night backpacking trip. Some rock climbing. 8mi — 11h 30m
Nov 3, 2018
LJ Gint
w/ Kory & Nymeria
Apr 1, 2018
Erika Anderson