The 8 Best Scenic Overlooks Near Worlds End State Park

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Loyalsock Canyon Vista Sullivan County Pennsylvania

Worlds End State Park and the surrounding Loyalsock State Forest are home to some of the finest scenic overlooks in Pennsylvania!

The Park Office at Worlds End State Park.
The Park Office at Worlds End State Park.

And as I did in my 10 Must-See Waterfalls Near Worlds End State Park write-up, I’m going to provide you a map, GPS coordinates, and directions to the 8 best scenic overlooks in or near Worlds End State Park!

High Rock Falls along the High Rock Trail at Worlds End State Park.
High Rock Falls, from the write-up “10 Must-See Waterfalls Near Worlds End State Park”.

I’ll start with 3 scenic overlooks inside Worlds End State Park itself, then describe 5 more outstanding views in the surrounding area.

Map of the best scenic overlooks near Worlds End State Park in Pennsylvania.
Map of the best scenic overlooks near Worlds End State Park.

Best Scenic Overlooks Inside Worlds End State Park


Worlds End Vista

Where better to start than with the namesake Worlds End Vista, along the Worlds End Trail.

Worlds End Vista at Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Worlds End Vista at Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County.

Worlds End Vista, located along the Worlds End Trail at GPS coordinates 41.46820, -76.58353, overlooks the beach along Loyalsock Creek at Worlds End State Park.


High Rock Vista

High Rock Vista is located on the opposite side of Loyalsock Creek, along the High Rock Trail.

View of Worlds End State Park office from High Rock Overlook
View of Worlds End State Park office from High Rock Overlook.

From this vantage point you can see Loyalsock Creek, the park office, and the beach at Worlds End State Park.

High Rock Overlook at Worlds End State Park.
High Rock Overlook at Worlds End State Park.

High Rock Overlook is located at GPS coordinates 41.47376, -76.58334.


Loyalsock Canyon Vista

Loyalsock Canyon Vista (or sometimes simply called Canyon Vista) is the most famous overlook at Worlds End State Park, in large part because you can drive right up to it.

Canyon Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest
Canyon Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest

At an elevation of 1,750 feet above sea level, you can find Loyalsock Canyon Vista at GPS coordinates 41.46246, -76.57483.


Best Scenic Overlooks Near Worlds End State Park


High Knob Overlook

High Knob Overlook may be one of the most spectacular roadside attractions in all of Sullivan County!

View from High Knob Overlook in Sullivan County.
View from High Knob Overlook in Sullivan County.

This is also one of the best spots to catch a sunset near Worlds End State Park.

Sunset at High Knob Overlook in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Sunset at High Knob Overlook in the Loyalsock State Forest.

High Knob Overlook can be found at GPS coordinates 41.44377, -76.67852.


Wright’s View

Odds are if you traveled to Worlds End State Park via Route 220, you drove right past Wright’s View.

Wright's View Overlook along Route 220 in Sullivan County PA
Wright’s View Overlook along Route 220 in Sullivan County.

Named in honor of a former Secretary of Highways in Pennsylvania, Wright’s View can be found roadside along 220 at GPS coordinates 41.37797, -76.51655.

Wright's View roadside marker along Route 220 in Sullivan County Pennsylvania
Wright’s View roadside marker along Route 220 in Sullivan County.

Cold Run Vista

Located along one of the newest trails in the Worlds End vicinity, Cold Run Vista can be found along the Cold Run Trail at GPS coordinates 41.46377, -76.55588.

Cold Run Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Cold Run Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Upper Alpine Vista

Located along the Loyalsock Trail, Upper Alpine Vista is an easy hike from a parking area near the intersection of the LT and Coal Mine Road.

Upper Alpine Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Upper Alpine Vista in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Upper Alpine Vista is located at GPS coordinates 41.46157, -76.63330, and looks out over the Ketchum Run Gorge and Route 87 in the distance.

Upper Alpine Vista along the Loyalsock Trail.
Upper Alpine Vista along the Loyalsock Trail.

Lower Alpine Vista

Located a bit further along the Loyalsock Trail (assuming you are hiking from the top down), Lower Alpine Vista also looks out over the Ketchum Run Gorge.

Lower Alpine Vista along the Loyalsock Trail.
Lower Alpine Vista along the Loyalsock Trail.

Lower Alpine Vista is located at GPS coordinates 41.46217, -76.63666.


Bonus Views


While none of these are technically scenic overlooks, they are certainly beautiful roadside spots worth seeing while in the area.

Loyalsock Creek Bridge in the heart of Worlds End State Park provides you an exceptional view of Loyalsock Creek without leaving your vehicle!

Loyalsock Creek as it passes through Worlds End State Park.
Loyalsock Creek as it passes through Worlds End State Park.

Sones Pond along Loyalsock Road is another must-see location in the Loyalsock State Forest, near Worlds End State Park.

Sones Pond along Loyalsock Road in Sullivan County.

This view is completely roadside (though you certainly can hike around and explore the lake further if you choose to do so) and located at GPS coordinates 41.47157, -76.51457.

Sones Pond in the Loyalsock State Forest.
Sones Pond in the Loyalsock State Forest.

The Forksville Covered Bridge was constructed in 1850, is 152 feet long, and is still open to vehicular traffic.

The Forksville Covered Bridge in Sullivan County Pennsylvania
The Forksville Covered Bridge in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

The bridge is located in the heart of Forksville at GPS coordinates 41.48854, -76.59965.


Nearby Attractions

Looking for even MORE things to see and do at Worlds End State Park?

Then be sure to check out “The 20 Best Things to Do at Worlds End State Park“!

Cabin at Worlds End State Park.
Cabin at Worlds End State Park.

Sullivan County is teeming with waterfalls!

The famous rope swing at Sullivan Falls.
The famous rope swing at Sullivan Falls in Sullivan County.

You can find some of the finest in my write-up 25 Must-See Waterfalls in Sullivan County.

Blue skies over Blackberry Run Falls.
Blue skies over Blackberry Run Falls in Sullivan County.

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