Hike to the Susquehanna Overlook

Rate this Adventure Pennsylvania Susquehanna Overlook AT Parking

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.

Pack List

  • Snacks 
  • Water 
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

7 Miles

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Kendra Reeder

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

More Adventures Nearby

Hike Up the Appalachian Trail at Lehigh Gap

Pennsylvania / Lehigh Gap East Parking Area

Lehigh Gap was formed by the Lehigh River carving a large hole in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

David Goundie
17 Saves

Hike the Wissahickon Gorge: Valley Green and Two Meadows Loop

Pennsylvania / Wissahickon Gorge: Two Meadows Loop

The Wissahickon Gorge offers beautiful hiking without even having to leave the Philadelphia city limits.

Mike Servedio
30 Saves

Hike the White Trail in Ridley Creek State Park

Pennsylvania / Ridley Creek State Park - Pavilion #9

The white trail is the only true loop hike in the park. Strangely enough, it has no official trailhead. You can gain access to the trail from either Pavilion/picnic are #9 or Pavilion/picnic area #16.

John Maurizi
20 Saves