Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

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As its name implies, hikers on the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail will be rewarded with a beautiful vista at the end of their excursion. The trail follows an old trolley line route that once took tourists up to Chickies Rock in the early 1900s.

Start at the trailhead on its eastern end (off Chickies Hill Road) and head west along the tree-lined pathway until your journey ends after a short distance at a cliff towering above the Susquehanna River. Enjoy the spectacular view of the river and, in the distance, rural landscapes and the surrounding communities of Marietta, Columbia, and Wrightsville.

Parking and Trail Access

A trailhead and parking lot is available on the east end of the trail, off Chickies Hill Road (Route 441).



   September, 2016 by deckm00

Parked at the trial head on 441. It was Labor Day so it was busy. The parking lot had lots of litter along the edges. I didn't see any waste cans. The litter lessened as I got to midpoint of the short trail but it never completely disappeared. At the more

Gorgeous Short Rocky Hike

   August, 2016 by kspag_tl

The trail is short & really secluded. I suggest hiking boots as it is really rocky. At end of 1/2 mile trail is gorgeous view of Susquehanna river bend. There is a fence & today a teenage girl went over to get a picture disregarding numerous signs to more

Follow this short, dirt trail to a spectacular overlook

   April, 2012 by jmcginnis11

The Chickies Rock Overlook Trail is a short trail paved with a combination of dirt and rough stone that climbs the side of a prominent geological feature situated along the Susquehanna River between the towns of Columbia and Marietta in western Lancaster more