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 County. Although a significant portion of the trail follows the path of an old trolley line that once took tourists and picnickers up Chickies Rock in the early 20th century, a steep section just west of the trailhead off Route 441 and the rough surface make it unsuitable for bikes or other non-foot traffic. Nonetheless, the grading is suitable for beginner and amateur hikers, and users will rewarded by the spectacular vistas that await them at the trail's west end at Chickies Rock's massive cliff face. After a short, but steep climb over some outcroppings, users will come to safety rails where they will be treated to panoramic views of the Susquehanna River. On a clear day, you can see south to the Wright's Ferry and Veterans Memorial (Columbia-Wrightsville) bridges that span the river, the towns of Wrightsville and Columbia, and even further to Lauxmont Farms and the wind turbines in Turkey Hill. Looking north, meanwhile, you will see the town of Marietta, and the rolling, rural countryside of northwest Lancaster County. If you're lucky, you may even be able to literally look down on a freight train running along the Norfolk Southern Rail Lines that run along the base of the rock, and rock climbers scaling the sheer cliff faces are also a common site. More adventurous hikers can try out some of the smaller trails in the park, which floow much steeper routes, and the park is easily accessible from a large parking lot and trailhead off Route 441.