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Address: 500 Kings Gap Road Carlisle, PA 17015-9306
Park Manager: Scott Hackenburg
Contact Info: 717-486-5031
kingsgapsp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 2 Alerts )

  • No Winter Maintenance at Kings Gap Hollow Use Area.

  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

Sitting astride South Mountain, Kings Gap offers a panoramic view of the Cumberland Valley. Sixteen miles of hiking trails interconnect three main areas and are open year-round. Kings Gap offers environmental education programs from the pre-school environmental awareness program to environmental problem solving programs.

Things To Do ( 6 Available)

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  • Educational_Program

    Education Programs

  • Scenic_View

    Sight Seeing

  • Scenic_View

    Scenic View

  • Picnic

    Picnicking

  • Hunting

    Hunting

  • Hiking

    Hiking

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    Trails

    • Watershed Trail
      More Difficult 1.41 miles
    • Boundary Trail
      Most Difficult 2.14 miles
    • Woodland Ecology Trail
      Easiest 0.49 miles
    • White Oaks Trail
      Easiest 0.25 miles
    • Whispering Pines Trail
      Easiest 0.26 miles
    • Buck Ridge Trail
      Most Difficult 1.07 miles
    • Ridge Overlook Trail
      Most Difficult 0.62 miles
    • Kings Gap Hollow Trail
      More Difficult 0.44 miles
    • Black Gum Trail
      More Difficult 0.71 miles
    • Forest Heritage/Maple Hollow Trail
      More Difficult 0.12 miles
    • Forest Heritage Trail
      More Difficult 1.34 miles
    • Rock Scree Trail
      More Difficult 1.68 miles
    • Watershed/ Boundary Trail
      More Difficult 0.34 miles
    • Connector Trail
      Easiest 0.06 miles
    • Pine Plantation Trail
      Easiest 0.80 miles
    • Kings Gap Hollow Trail
      More Difficult 1.40 miles
    • Maple Hollow Trail
      More Difficult 1.18 miles
    • Scenic Vista Trail
      More Difficult 2.06 miles
    • Locust Point Trail
      Most Difficult 0.87 miles

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