The 38 best roadside scenic overlooks in PA is your guide to some of the most beautiful vistas in Pennsylvania that require no hiking whatsoever to enjoy!
Because while everyone enjoys a spectacular view, not everyone is physically able to hike long distances to see one.
What you’ll find here is an alphabetical list of 38 of the best roadside scenic overlooks in PA, ranging from cityscapes to valley vistas.
Simply click on the blue text links to view a more detailed write-up about each overlook, complete with directions.
1. Bark Road Vista
Bark Road Vista is located just off Route 30 (the Lincoln Highway) in Fulton County, and offers impressive eastern views in the direction of McConnellsburg.
2. Bear Gap Vista
Bear Gap Vista offers you a wide-open western view of the Rothrock State Forest from the side of Bear Gap Road in Huntingdon County.
3. Bells Majestic View
Bells Majestic View is located along the Siglerville-Millheim Pike in Centre County.
4. Big Valley Vista
Big Valley Vista is located along the Millheim Pike in Mifflin County.
5. Boone Run Vista
Boone Run Vista in Potter County is a roadside scenic overlook near the world-famous Cherry Springs State Park.
6. Bradley Wales Scenic View
Bradley Wales Scenic View is located 5 miles south of Colton Point State Park in Tioga County, right along Bradley Wales Road.
7. Brady’s Bend Overlook
Brady’s Bend Overlook in Clarion County offers visitors a fantastic view of a horseshoe bend in the Allegheny River.
8. Bucktail Overlook
Bucktail Overlook, also known as Mason Hill or The Top of the World, sits high above Driftwood in Cameron County.
9. Canoe Mountain Vista
Canoe Mountain Vista is a Huntingdon County overlook, located on a sharp bend along Colerain Road in the Rothrock State Forest.
10. Chocolate Drop Vista
11. Cleland Rock
Cleland Rock Scenic Vista looks out over the Slippery Rock Gorge, which forms the heart of McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County.
12. Colton Point Vista
This roadside vista at Colton Point State Park is spectacular any time of year, but it truly shines during fall foliage season!
13. Fish Dam Overlook
Fish Dam Overlook is located at a pull-off along Route 144 in Clinton County, in the Sproul State Forest.
14. High Knob Overlook
High Knob Overlook is a spectacular roadside vista in Sullivan County.
15. High Point Lake Overlook
High Point Lake Overlook is located on Mount Davis in Somerset County, the highest point in Pennsylvania.
16. Hyner View
Hyner View offers visitors an amazing view of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clinton County.
17. Jakes Rocks Overlook
Jakes Rocks Overlook is actually a series of overlooks near a picnic area in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County.
18. Johnstown Inclined Plane
The top of the Johnstown Inclined Plane is home to a panoramic roadside view of the city of Johnstown in Cambria County.
19. Keating Mountain Road Vista
Keating Mountain Road Vista is located in the Sproul State Forest in Clinton County.
20. Kettle Creek Vista
Kettle Creek Vista overlooks Kettle Creek State Park in Clinton County, from a vantage point off of Crowley Road in the Sproul State Forest.
21. Lebo Vista
Lebo Vista is a fantastic 180-degree scenic overlook at the southern end of the PA Grand Canyon in Lycoming County.
22. Logue Run Vista
Logue Run Vista is located along Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest, Cameron County.
23. Loyalsock Canyon Vista
Loyalsock Canyon Vista (or sometimes simply called Canyon Vista) is the most famous overlook at Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County, in large part because you can drive right up to it.
24. Lyman Lake Vista
Lyman Lake Vista is a roadside scenic overlook just a five minute drive from the Lyman Run State Park office in Potter County.
25. Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook
Montgomery Pike Scenic Overlook is a gorgeous roadside overlook and picnic spot located approximately 3.5 miles south of Williamsport along Route 15 in Lycoming County.
26. Mount Washington
The view from the Duquesne Incline on top of Mount Washington into downtown Pittsburgh has been called one of the best urban vistas in the world, and one look will tell you why!
27. New Lancaster Valley Vista
New Lancaster Valley Vista is located along Locust Ridge Road in Snyder County, in the Bald Eagle State Forest.
28. Norcross Vista
Norcross Vista is an east-facing vista along Ridge Road in Cameron County.
29. Penns View
Penns View is located along Poe Paddy Drive in Centre County, and looks out over a horseshoe bend in Penns Creek.
30. Prayer Rock
Prayer Rock Scenic Overlook is a fantastic roadside vista along Wills Road in Mifflin County, approximately 4 miles southwest of Belleville.
31. Shikellamy Overlook
Shikellamy Overlook in Union County offers panoramic views of Sunbury, Northumberland, and the Susquehanna River.
32. Ship Hotel Overlook
The Ship Hotel Overlook in Bedford County is all that is left of what was once the most famous roadside attraction in Pennsylvania.
33. Sinnemahoning Vista
Sinnemahoning Vista offers a superb view of the Sinnemahoning Creek valley from a roadside vantage point along Keating Mountain Road in Clinton County.
34. Skyline Drive Vista
Skyline Drive Vista is a picturesque roadside overlook in the Gallitzin State Forest, on the western edge of the Bedford County.
35. Square Timber Vista
Square Timber Vista is a west-facing vista that looks out over the Square Timber Wild Area in Cameron County.
36. Summit Road Vista
Summit Road Vista is located in the Buchanan State Forest in Fulton County.
37. Warrior Ridge Vista
Warrior Ridge Vista is located along Blankley Road in the Buchanan State Forest, Bedford County.
38. Wright’s View
Wright’s View is named in honor of a former Secretary of Highways in Pennsylvania, and can be found roadside along Route 220 in Sullivan County.
So there you have it – 38 of the best roadside scenic overlooks in Pennsylvania!
And while this is by no means a comprehensive list of ALL the roadside scenic overlooks in Pennsylvania, it’s a great introduction to some of the most accessible scenic vistas in the Keystone State.
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