Big Mountain Overlook in Fulton County is an expansive, almost-roadside vista in southcentral Pennsylvania.
Getting there is simple, and it makes for a excellent quick pit-stop when travelling along Route 30 (AKA the Old Lincoln Highway) in this part of PA.
Big Mountain Overlook FAQs
Big Mountain Overlook is located 2.6 miles north of Route 30, at a dead-end on Tower Road (a gravel state forest road).
Yes – use GPS coordinates 39.95004, -77.93711.
Yes – the 250 mile-long Tuscarora Trail passes right by it.
Approximately 75 yards along a flat, dirt trail.
Tuscarora Summit Hang Glider Launch is located less than 3 miles away, on the opposite side of Route 30.
Cowans Gap State Park is less than 4 miles north of Big Mountain Overlook, along Aughwick Road.
Visiting Big Mountain Overlook
While the Buchanan State Forest is home to many outstanding scenic overlooks, Big Mountain Overlook is certainly one of the most picturesque.
It’s a breathtaking place to enjoy fall foliage, and the fact that it is so close to the road mean virtually anyone can enjoy Big Mountain Overlook in Fulton County!
Winter is equally beautiful at Big Mountain Overlook.
When the air is crisp and clear on snow-tinged afternoon, the views seem to go on forever at Big Mountain Overlook!
The Sideling Hill Trailhead for the Abandoned PA Turnpike bike trail is located approximately 12 miles east of Big Mountain Overlook.
Cowans Gap State Park is located less than 4 miles north of Big Mountain Overlook.
The Tuscaroroa Hang Glider Launch is located approximately 3 miles south of Big Mountain Overlook.
Black-Coffey Caverns in Franklin County is the only cavern system in Pennsylvania accessed through the basement of a private home!
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park is home to a large pyramid that marks the birthplace of the James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States.
The abandoned South Penn Railroad Aqueduct in Fulton County is a 140 year-old, perfectly-preserved remnant of a railroad that never was.
The abandoned Sideling Hill POW Camp in Fulton County was used to house German prisoners of war after the Nazis surrendered in May, 1945.
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