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Flat Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A moderately difficult and rugged trail with a beautiful view at the end overlooking the Cumberland Valley.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Out and Back

1,974' 602 m

High

797' 243 m

Low

1,313' 400 m

Up

1,313' 400 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

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Overview

Hike to nearly 2,000 ft above sea level at Colonel Denning State Park to see a beautiful vista overlooking the Cumberland Valley.

Description

This trail begins at the amphitheater and will be well-marked. The trail is fairly rocky but marked with red paint tagging trees as you go, so you don't get lost.

The first 0.2 miles are flat but after that, the grade increases. The trail is divided into two parts with the first ending at the "Wagon Wheel" which is an intersection of other trails at the state park. Continue on the trail to Flat Rock past this intersection.

The second part is mostly flat but there is a steep climb for about 0.4 miles to at the end to get to the viewpoint at Flat Rock. It's a tough climb but definitely worth the view!

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Josh Dill

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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  4.7 from 9 votes
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The Flat Rock Trail delivers a bird's eye view of the cumberland valley that's worth the climb.
Jun 10, 2017 near Newville, PA

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Oct 17, 2021
Seth Young
5mi — 3h 00m
Sep 11, 2020
Dillon Dotson
Aug 12, 2020
Tim Zendgraft
Nice hike Flat Rock Trail. Have added a new portion called the preferred route which is not as steep as the original. Dogwood Acres campground nearby 4.5mi
Jul 31, 2019
Nero Schrader
Dats on gang 2.1mi