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Sunset Rocks Trail

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 525' 160 m
Descent: -257' -78 m
High: 1,408' 429 m
Low: 1,031' 314 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

A short, side trail to the AT Appalachian Trail with great views and rock scrambling.

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Description

The trail heads south from the AT Appalachian Trail and climbs steeply up the northern slope of Little Rocky Ridge. At the ridge line, a short spur leads east to the Sunset Rocks with great views south over the South Mountain highlands. The trail proceeds west along the narrow spine of the ridge in an open rock scramble before descending to Michaux Rd. The trail then proceeds west along the base of Big Hill and rejoins the AT Appalachian Trail just south of Tom's Run Shelter.

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Contacts

Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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Mar 3, 2018
Scottie Pendleton
Not a blue trail by any stretch of the imagination. Very steep climb up to ridge, with large boulder scrambles along ridge.

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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Trail Rankings

#160

in Pennsylvania

#7,786

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957 Since Oct 7, 2015
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Photos

Hiking Sunset Rocks and the Appalachian Trail - Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest
Nov 25, 2019 near Shippen…, PA

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