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Scenic Vista Trail

501 Kings Gap Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015

The 2.5-mile linear Scenic Vista Trail in Kings Gap has a magnificent view of Michaux State Forest. Benches are strategically placed for you to take in the peace and quiet. A little less than half way the trail splits into Buck Ridge Trail which leads to Pine Grove Furnace State Park

For a shorter hike, park at the Kings Gap Hollow Area. The Scenic Vista Trailhead is located next to the pavilion, and is 1 mile to the overlook.

More Difficult (difficulty rating is based on technical challenge, not physical challenge): Elevation gain or loss is moderate, less than 12% slope, maximum 30% up to 300 feet         

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  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk
  • Months Open: Open year-round
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  • Miles of Trails: 2.5
  • Number of Trails: 1
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