Hike the Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail

Kempton, Pennsylvania

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

4.5 miles

Elevation Gain

500 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Shannon Bushinsky

This rolling Pennsylvania landscape is enlivened by charming wildflowers, stunning autumn foliage, and fierce birds of prey. Hike in October to catch the showcased PA autumn colors on top of this mountain overlooking adjacent valleys, ridges, and mountains.

The 4.5 mile loop Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail takes you up to great views of the skyline of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by the rolling forested landscape and open sky, this trail is scenic through and through. Hike in the Spring to catch the flourishing wildflowers, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey. Trail is accessible April-October.

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Features

Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

I hiked here as a kid while on a field trip, and it was pretty fun although I was upset I didn't get to see any hawks. I returned as an adult and really enjoyed the view at the top, probably because I was able to actually focus on it rather than searching the skies. Don't think I saw any hawks then, either, but it was still fun!

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