Hike to the Susquehanna Overlook

Susquehanna Overlook AT Parking - Search Nearby - Added by Kendra Reeder

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.

Distance

7 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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Good family hike

It’s easy for the most part but then it opens up for the power lines and I think that’s pretty cool

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