Hike to the Susquehanna Overlook

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Hike on the Appalachian Trail to the Susquehanna – Perry County Overlook! After a mile or so of rolling to flat terrain, you’ll start to climb Cove Mountain. The first half of the trail is fairly easy to navigate but the last section to reach the top of the mountain is very steep and very rocky. Soon after reaching the top we’ll come to a clearing, with two views for the price of one. 

Once you reach the power lines, about a mile after cresting the top of the mountain you can look one way and you’ll see the Susquehanna River. Look the other way, and you’ll see beautiful woods and farm fields in Perry County. Return by the same route for a total of about 7 miles.

Parking is at the Route 850 Appalachian Trail parking lot, just past Millers Gap Road, about 5 miles east of Shermans Dale and 10 miles west of Marysville.

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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

7 Miles

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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Added by Kendra Reeder

I am a photographer, hiker, kayaker, vegetable gardener, horseback rider, animal lover, outdoor enthusiast and a work from home Mama!

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