The Bald Eagle State Forest is home to some of the finest scenic overlooks Pennsylvania.
And while many require some degree of hiking ability to reach them, I’m going to show you 8 fantastic ROADSIDE scenic overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest that require no hiking whatsoever!
I’ll provide you with a map that shows the location of all 8 overlooks, as well as GPS coordinates that you can plug into your navigation or favorite mapping app, so that you can create your own custom road trip to see these exceptional scenic overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest.
Map to the Best Roadside Scenic Overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest
The Bald Eagle State Forest covers 193,424 acres scattered across 5 counties.
The 8 overlooks mentioned here are in Centre, Mifflin, and Snyder counties, located along state forest (non-paved) roads.
I’ll describe the vistas moving from west to east, but you of course can visit them in any order you like.
Big Valley Vista
Big Valley Vista is located along the Millheim Pike in Mifflin County.
Use GPS coordinates 40.78464, -77.51479 to guide you to this excellent view 3 miles northeast of Siglerville.
Bells Majestic View
Bells Majestic View is located along the Siglerville-Millheim Pike in Centre County.
Use GPS coordinates 40.82967, -77.50880 to guide you to this stellar sight overlooking Penns Valley.
Chocolate Drop Vista
Chocolate Drop Vista is located along Pine Swamp Road in Centre County.
Use GPS coordinates 40.83228, -77.45111 to navigate to this spectacular spot less than a mile from Poe Valley State Park.
Penns View is located along Poe Paddy Drive in Centre County.
Use GPS coordinates 40.84247, -77.45271 to navigate to this magnificent view high above Penns Creek.
Ingleby View is located along Poe Paddy Drive in Centre County, just minutes from Penns View.
Use GPS coordinates 40.84435, -77.43404 to navigate to this marvelous roadside attraction in the Bald Eagle State Forest.
Ravens Knob Vistas
Ravens Knob Vistas is the ultimate 2-for-1 bargain!
Located at the same spot along Pine Swamp Road in Centre County, you have your choice of exquisite mountain views, depending on which direction you are facing.
Use GPS coordinates 40.83857, -77.42534 to navigate to this superb ridgetop pair of vistas.
New Lancaster Valley Vista
New Lancaster Valley Vista may be my personal favorite view of the 8 listed here.
Located along Locust Ridge Road in Snyder County, use GPS coordinates 40.79362, -77.31011 to navigate to this extraordinary vista facing Milroy and Mifflin County in the distance.
So there you have it – directions to 8 of the best roadside scenic overlooks in the Bald Eagle State Forest!
As mentioned in the write-up, several of these vistas are located close to Poe Valley State Park, one of the 5 best state parks near State College.
The nearby Rothrock State Forest is also home to several outstanding scenic overlooks, including the roadside Jo Hays Vista near State College.
If scenic overlooks are your passion, be sure to check out 50 of the Best Scenic Overlooks in PA for directions to some of the finest vistas in all of Pennsylvania!
The 7 Best Scenic Overlooks in the Buchanan State Forest will introduce you to maps and directions to the best vistas in Bedford, Fulton, and Franklin counties.
The 12 Best Scenic Overlooks in Huntingdon County will introduce you to a dozen vistas in nearby Huntingdon County.
If you’re looking for even MORE scenic views, check out The 20 Best Scenic Overlooks in PA Elk Country for maps and directions to the best vistas in Elk, Cameron, and Clinton counties.
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