Sunset Rocks Trail

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Route
Location:
Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike (Class 1-3)
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
Walk-up

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Sunset Rocks Trail
Created On: Jan 11, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 11, 2005

Approach


Follow the directions in the "Getting There" section of the main page.

Route Description


This route is 2.4 miles in length and can be done as a connection loop to the Appalachian Trail. The trail traverses Little Rocky Ridge which is a steep and narrow crest that rises up across the valley from Pole Steeple. The lower trails are Class 1 with the ridge ascent trails as Class 2. The fun stuff is near the highest point in the ridge. The summit is a large rock pinnacle that rises about forty feet above the ridge crest. The trail does travel directly over this pinnacle and is all Class 3 fun.

Once on the northern end of the ridge the trail has a short connector to Sunset Rocks which affords wonderful views in a 240 degree panorma. From here head back to the saddle between Little Rocky Ridge's summit and Sunset Rocks. The trail then descends the ridge and heads through a clear cut section. You'll see the cut and replenish method at work here. A little farther down the trail you'll join the Appalachian Trail.

Essential Gear


Comfortable hiking shoes, snacks/water, and a camera.







Sunset Rocks Trail

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Parents

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