Summary: This hike has many routes to the top of the ridgeline known as Lewis Rocks. The most commonly used route follows the creek to the top. The trail is mostly on the right side of the creek, which when low reveals many more possible routes to the top. After you park, follow the blue blazed trail downhill for approximately 1000 feet to a small bridge lashed together from small logs. This then continues a small distance where you will have to cross the creek one more time to a well used trail on your right. This part is relatively flat, and where the trail branches in a small clearing, you would go left for the route that follows the creek, right to move up the ridge in an almost parrallel fashion around to the back of the rocks. The typical route, along the creek, ambles through a ravine with slight elevation gain at first but in the last part, it cuts directly up to the rocks up a steep section that is a little precarious at times depending upon the conditions.
Trailhead: Travel west on route PA-233 from Pine Grove Furnace State Park for approximately 3 miles to the Adams County/Cumberland County border. Park at a small dirt parking area to the right. From route US-30, travel onto route PA-233 east for approximately 5 miles to small dirt parking lot on left just past signs that designate the Adam/Cumberland county line. (Lat:40 Lon:-77.21)
Trail Guides for Lewis Rocks Loop Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Adam Taylor
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Reviewed by Ls on 6/11/2012
Nice hike with some flat areas and a good hill climb to a rock outlook. Beautiful view.however there was a rattlesnake crossing the trail. I heard it's rattle so luckily I didn't step on it. So keep eyes and ears open while on this trail.
Reviewed by Mark on 8/13/2011
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Reviewed by EJS on 4/27/2011
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Reviewed by mary on 2/7/2011
I've hiked this trail three times over the years. Beautiful waterfalls and a few difficult spots but worth the trip. Also plan to stay at the Michener cabin in Feb.2011. I'll be 70 this summer.
Reviewed by EBY on 11/19/2010
JSR was right. My last review was of the "Blueberry Trail". I returned again this past week folowing the stream to the top. The yellow "No Trespassing For Any Reason" signs are prominently displayed to the right side of the stream for the first few meters. Nothing is posted beyond that. I noticed identical signs a few yards off the beaten path of the white blazed trail 1/4mi from the Michener Cabin (DWH Trail/Blueberry Trail Intersection) on my last trip there. I could see some type of structure on my right on the white blazed trail connecting Michener Cabin on my way to the App. Trail. Idk if that has something to do with it being posted.
Reviewed by EBY on 11/10/2010
I was just up 11/3/10 and there were only the normal 'no camping, no fires, no trash' signs. Same signs that've always been up. It was a great day to be there. Planning another hike this Friday.
Reviewed by CB on 10/16/2010
Has anyone gotten an explanation on why Tumbling Run put up the No Trespassing signs after years of keeping the area open to the public? Was this for liability or do they really not want hikers in the preserve anymore?
Reviewed by wal on 9/12/2010
Tumbling Run is Private Land but generosity provides for public use. Please pack out what you pack in to hike and keep the generosity going. Today (91210) TR was wide open to multiple trails with the lower water flow making for good 'rock' hiking through the creek. Hiked the creek all the way up. Looped at the tallest boulder field for a quick view from the top and then trail blazed down the ravine intersecting with TR at the pool, reacquiring the established trail for the completion of the hike. Total time 70/m with up time 45/m & down time 25/m. Estimated trail length 4 miles. Light rain/70 later/wal
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