Sunset Rocks

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Walk a section of the Appalachian Trail to the ruins of a top-secret World War II POW camp. Climb Little Rocky Ridge for an exciting, hand-over-hand scramble through a narrow boulder outcrop for a mountaintop view. From the Revolutionary War period to the beginning of the twentieth century, the iron industry flourished in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The iron ore was extracted from the earth and the surrounding trees were harvested to produce charcoal to fire the furnaces.
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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

Walk a section of the Appalachian Trail to the ruins of a top-secret World War II POW camp. Climb Little Rocky Ridge for an exciting, hand-over-hand scramble through a narrow boulder outcrop for a mountaintop view.

From the Revolutionary War period to the beginning of the twentieth century, the iron industry flourished in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The iron ore was extracted from the earth and the surrounding trees were harvested to produce charcoal to fire the furnaces.

© 2015 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Shippensburg
Distance: 8.3
Elevation Gain: 1,147 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pine Grove Furnace State Park, 1100 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners 17324; (717) 486-7174; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ findapark/pinegrovefurnace Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville 17222; (717) 352-2211; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/michaux
Local Maps: USGS Dickinson, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Sunset Rocks

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