Chickies Rock Overlook Trail

Pennsylvania


gorgeous setting !
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very very nice view at the end
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Lat: 40.03606 Long: -76.53961
This interpretive sign explaining the trail's past as a trolley line, and the history of trollies in south-central PA in the early 20th century, is posted at the trailhead.
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Trailhead off Route 441. Although the park itself has a 'carry in, carry out' policy, attendees can leave their refuse in this trash barrel.
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Descending back through the woods to the trailhead
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More signage on the trail. The right arrow points to a smaller, hiking trail that leads up the adjacent hill, looping back to rejoin the main trail at the Chickies Rock summit.
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Looking east toward the Iron Hills north of Columbia, PA
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The trail's status as an old trolley line can clearly be seen here
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Trail winding up the side of the hill, towards Chickies Rock.
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Sign warns visitors to stay behind the barriers, which line the lip of the cliff. People have fallen to their deaths after disobeying these safety features.
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View from the southern side of the overlook, looking towards Wrightsville and the Wrights Ferry and Veterans' Memorial (Columbia-Wrightsville) bridges
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Susquehanna River in early spring
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Trees in early spring on Chickies Rock
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Viewing another of the giant rock's many crags
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Looking down through the trees.
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View north from the overlook, toward the northwest Lancaster County countryside. The Norfolk Southern Railroad can be seen far below, and the borough of Marietta is just to the north.
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Looking south down the river, towards the Wrights Ferry Bridge and town of Wrightsville.
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Looking south at the cliff face. The Wright's Ferry Bridge, which carries Route 30 across the Susquehanna River, can be seen on the horizon.
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Early spring sunset
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Another spectacular view of the Susquehanna River taken from Chickies Rock on an early spring evening
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Approaching Chickies Rock summit
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This chunk of concrete with rail embedded is a relic of the trolley path now used by the trail
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Sign points the way for trail users.
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After a short, but steep climb, the dirt trail aligns with an abandoned trolley line that once carried tourists up Chickies Rock. This portion is a true 'rail trail.'
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The first 80 feet or so of the trail consists of a short, but steep climb up a wooded hillside.
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Trailhead off Route 441 on a warm, early spring evening
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