Pennsylvania Nature March 17, 2022
The View From This Little-Known Overlook In Pennsylvania Is Almost Too Beautiful For Words
With all of the natural beauty spread throughout Pennsylvania, it’s pretty easy to miss some pretty amazing destinations. If you’re up for a leisurely stroll that leads to breathtaking views, you’ll fall head over heels for this picturesque path. Drenched in natural scenery, it leads to the Shikellamy Overlook and some of the state’s prettiest views.
Shikellamy State Park in Selinsgrove might not be the largest state park in Pennsylvania, but it certainly packs a lot of scenic beauty into its 133 acres.
You'll find ample parking when you arrive at the state park.
The state park offers a full list of activities - from hiking and wildlife watching to boating and fishing. You might even want to bring a picnic along.
Be sure to slip on a pair of comfy walking shoes, because you won't want to miss the jaw-dropping views from atop the Shikellamy Overlook.
However, to admire those views, you'll first have to set off on an easy 1.1-mile trail that features a few inclines and stairs.
Even though there are some uphill climbs, hikers recommend it even for the kiddos.
Along the way, you'll likely spot some of the resident wildlife - deer, squirrels, and ducks.
As cute as the squirrels and ducks may be, they're wild animals. Visitors are prohibited from feeding the wildlife.
You don't want to forget your camera on this trek, because the views...well, you really have to see them for yourself.
The overlook sits 360 feet above the Susquehanna River. You'll be treated to gorgeous views of the river and of the city of Sunbury.
Both the trail and the overlook offer gorgeous scenery no matter what time of the year you visit. Just be prepared for muddy conditions after rainfall and potential ice in the winter.
Stop by the official website of
Shikellamy State Park for more information. Or, check out a trail map of
Shikellamy Overlook Trail on All Trails.
Have you been to the Shikellamy Overlook in Pennsylvania? What did you think of the views? Share your experience in the comments! For more breathtaking views, hike the
Rimrock Overlook Trail in Allegheny National Forest. Address: Shikellamy State Park: Overlook Section, Shikellamy State Park Rd, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA