Sunset Rocks Loop via Appalachian National Scenic Trail

based on 4 tracks & routes #28 hike out of 46 in
4.5 mi
2 hrs 36 min
318 ft
Elev Gain


This is a easy loop trail to Appalachain Trail Midpoint (Legacy) in Michaux State Forest.

This trail goes by Sunset Rocks.

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    2 years, 8 months ago
    I would not hike this again thinking it was “easy”. Started by taking the trail on the left at the beginning of the trailhead off shippensburg road. Beginning with scaling rocks uphill, great way to get the heart pumping, after a mile…still uphill. Once you reached the top there was an overlook which was 100% worth it. Then 1.2 miles it’s ascending many boulders and deciding which “blue blazes” we wanted to take. One was more challenging and one was a BIT easier. It then took you to the Appalachian Trail, awesome…then it left you off onto a main road, historic building, field that left you nowhere. We then hit it up on a bike trail which was gravel that then hooked back on the AT then back to where we began. Not sure why the app took us off the AT but next time around would continue on that trail. However the rock climbing ascending, descending, etc…not easy whatsoever. Our 3-legged dog was able to accept the challenge but that’s not what we had intended for an anticipated “easy” hike.
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    2 years, 11 months ago
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    3 years ago

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