PA Scenic Overlooks

Brilliant fall foliage at Red Run Gorge Vista in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Red Run Gorge Vista in Elk County

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Red Run Gorge Vista in Elk County is one of the best off-trail scenic overlooks in the Quehanna Wild Area. But just because it's off-trail doesn't mean it's difficult to get to, if you know...
Tank Hollow Overlook on State Game Lands 141.

Exploring Tank Hollow Overlook in Carbon County

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Tank Hollow Overlook in Carbon County offers visitors a stunning view of a bend in the Lehigh River in the western Poconos. Tank Hollow Overlook is located on State Game Lands 141, and regardless of...
The view from Jakes Rocks Overlook on October 6, 2021.

Exploring Jakes Rocks Overlook in Warren County

Jakes Rocks Overlook is really a series of overlooks located in the Warren County portion of the Allegheny National Forest. This area is a popular picnic spot and is also home to a series of...
Brady's Bend Overlook on a summer afternoon.

Exploring Brady’s Bend Overlook in Clarion County

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Brady's Bend Overlook in Clarion County is one of the finest roadside vistas in Pennsylvania! Once a popular hang glider launch (an activity that is no longer permitted there), Brady's Bend Overlook is perched some...
How to find the scenic overlook tower at Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring the Scenic Overlook Tower at Laurel Hill State Park

The scenic overlook tower at Laurel Hill State Park offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands! This overlook and a 184 acre parcel of land around it was previously known as Penn...
Hiking to Barbour Rock Overlook in the PA Grand Canyon.

Exploring Barbour Rock Overlook in the PA Grand Canyon

Barbour Rock Overlook in Tioga County offers visitors an exceptional view of the natural wonder which is the PA Grand Canyon! Accessed via the mostly-flat, 0.7 mile-long Barbour Rock Trail, this relatively easy hike is...
How to find County Line Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest.

Exploring County Line Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest

County Line Vista is located right along the Somerset-Bedford county line in the Gallitzin State Forest. This 1/2 mile hike (one-way) starts in Somerset County and ends up in Bedford County, where you have a...
How to find the roadside Skyline Drive Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest.

Exploring Skyline Drive Vista in the Gallitzin State Forest

Skyline Drive Vista is a picturesque roadside overlook in the Gallitzin State Forest, on the eastern edge of the PA Laurel Highlands. Skyline Drive Vista is located in close proximity to County Line Vista, making...
whitehead Vista along Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest.

Exploring the Ridge Road Vistas in the Elk State Forest

Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest is the most scenic State Forest road in Pennsylvania! Featuring 6 world-class vistas along a 3 mile stretch of road, it's like a mini-version of the famous Skyline...
October morning at Laurel Run Overlook in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Exploring Laurel Run Overlook in Fayette County

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Laurel Run Overlook is one of several exceptional scenic vistas along the Fayette County portion of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. This 70 mile-long hiking trail stretches along Laurel Mountain from the Youghiogheny River at...

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