Exploring Hyner View State Park in Clinton County

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Fall foliage as viewed from Hyner View State Park near Renovo PA

Hyner View State Park offers visitors one of the finest scenic overlooks in all of Pennsylvania!

This 6 acre mountaintop park is easy to access and a “must-see” when visiting the PA Wilds region of PA.

Fall foliage views for miles at Hyner View State Park.
Fall foliage views for miles at Hyner View State Park.

Hyner View State Park FAQs

Where is Hyner View State Park located?

Hyner View State Park is located in Clinton County, off of Route 120 between Renovo and Lock Haven.
Directions to Hyner View State Park in Clinton County Pennsylvania

Can I navigate to Hyner View State Park by GPS?

Yes – use GPS coordinates 41.32646, -77.62348 to navigate to the parking area near the scenic overlook.
Hyner View State Park sign.

When was the retaining wall at Hyner View State Park built?

The retaining wall at the observation area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
Civilian Conservation Corps statue at Hyner View State Park.

When did Hyner View become an official PA State Park?

1965.
Observation area at Hyner View State Park in Clinton County Pennsylvania.

What river is visible from Hyner View State Park?

The West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
Fall foliage views for miles at Hyner View State Park.

What is the elevation at Hyner View State Park?

Approximately 1,900 feet above sea level.
Fog lifting at Hyner View State Park.

Do people hang glide at Hyner View State Park?

Yes – it is one of the most popular hang gliding spots in Pennsylvania.
A small ramp/hang gliding launch is located directly in front of the retaining wall.
Looking east towards Lock Haven from Hyner View State Park.


The Best Things to See at Hyner View State Park

Watching the morning valley fog lift and burn off above the West Branch of the Susquehanna River is an amazing experience!

Thick morning fog at Hyner View State Park.
Thick morning fog at Hyner View State Park.

It is best viewed in the spring and fall when it’s most likely to occur, between sunrise and mid-morning.

Hikers taking on the view at Hyner Run State Park.
Hikers taking in the view at Hyner Run State Park.

If you’re really lucky, you may even get to see rainbows in the mist/fog, if the sun is at just the right angle.

Rainbow in the mist at Hyner View State Park near Renovo PA
Rainbow in the mist at Hyner View State Park near Renovo PA

Standing 1,300 feet above the river on the hang gliding launch also gives you an appreciation for the fortitude of those that pursue that hobby!

View from the hang glider launch at Hyner View State Park.
View from the hang glider launch at Hyner View State Park.

A nice statue / memorial to the Civilain Conservation Corps members that built the retaining wall at Hyner View is located near the parking area.

Civilian Conservation Corps memorial at Hyner View State Park in Pennsylvania.
Civilian Conservation Corps memorial at Hyner View State Park in Pennsylvania.

There is also a monolith / memorial to the Pennsylvania Forest Fire Wardens located near the overlook, dedicated the same year the park was created (1965).

Forest Fire Wardens Memorial at Hyner View State Park
Forest Fire Wardens Memorial at Hyner View State Park

Getting to the park is easy – a 5 mile drive up a winding paved road.

The road leading to Hyner View State Park.
The road leading to Hyner View State Park.

Word of caution though – that is a “no winter maintenance” road, so consider that if you plan on visiting when snow is in the forecast or on the ground.


Final Thoughts on Hyner View State Park

Without a doubt one of the best scenic overlooks in the PA Wilds, if not the entire state, Hyner View State Park is easy to get to and hard to leave!

Foggy morning at Hyner View State Park.
Foggy morning at Hyner View State Park.

If your travels take you anywhere near this part of the state, make time for exploring Hyner View State Park at this majestic scenic overlook in Clinton County, PA.


Nearby Attractions

Many people pass through this area on their way to PA Elk Country.

If you’re one of those folks, you’ll want to read “The 15 Best Elk Viewing Destinations in Pennsylvania”.

A pair of bull elk at the Visitor Center in Elk County.
A pair of bull elk in the PA Wilds.

Exploring the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette is your guide to the BEST place to learn all about the Pennsylvania elk herd.

Entrance to the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette.
Entrance to the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette.

Pennsylvania Elk Country is home to TONS of incredible views and you’ll find directions to lots of ROADSIDE ones in my write-up “The 20 Best Scenic Overlooks in PA Elk Country”.

Square Timber Vista along Ridge Road in the Elk State Forest.
The roadside Square Timber Vista in the Elk State Forest.

Round Island Run Falls is located in western Clinton County, and offers hikers the chance to see a fantastic waterfall and elk along the trail!

Fall foliage at Round Island Run Falls in the Sproul State Forest.
Fall foliage at Round Island Run Falls in the Sproul State Forest.

Yost Run Falls is located south of Hyner View, off of Route 144, near the Clinton / Centre county line.

The author at Yost Run Falls on a spring day.
The author at Yost Run Falls on a spring day.

“The 5 Best Roadside Attractions in the Quehanna Wild Area” will guide you to some of the finest and easiest-to reach sights in the 75 square mile Quehanna Wild Area, the least populated place in Pennsylvania!

Roadside fall foliage at the Marion Brooks Natural Area
The Marion Brooks Natural Area in the Quehanna Wild Area.

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