Wyalusing Rocks - Wyalusing, PA - Scenic Overlook above the Susquehanna River




Wyalusing Rocks is located in Bradford County in Wyalusing in Pennsylvania. It is a mountain cliff that rises 1,004 feet above sea level. The closest hiking trail actually begins two-tenths of a mile away. The trail is three-tenths of a mile and is classified as an out-and-back trail that leads towards the Wyalusing Rocks.

While the cliff rises over one thousand feet above sea level, the cliff stands only five hundred feet above the banks of the Susquehanna River. Wyalusing Rocks has been a lookout point since the valley was originally settled. Historically, it was an important signaling point for Iroquois, a Native American tribe. It was once a sacred spot to the Native Americans residing in the area. Today, it provides an incredible view of the forests and farms in the area. There is a footpath that leads from the parking area to the rocks themselves.

Wyalusing Rocks is especially popular in the fall because it provides a nice vantage point for seeing the leaves changing their colors. In addition, bird-watching is popular, and visitors can see migrating raptors in the area. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras, binoculars, and even lawn chairs in order to enjoy the view.

The view provides visitors with a panorama of Terry Township's rolling farmland, which is bordered by the Susquehanna River. There is also a railroad in the area that was built on the North Branch Canal's tow path. Especially known for its picturesque sunset view, visitors can typically photograph the migrating birds as the sun goes down.

Wyalusing Rocks are located roughly one mile to the west of the heart of Wyalusing on Route 6. There is a large parking area provided, and it is easily accessible. Although no date has been set, there are plans to build a Visitor's Center near the Wyalusing Rocks in the future.

The main overlook looks northwest and is in a large fenced area. To the right of the main overlook is an equipment shed and parking for buses. All of the rocks are undercut, and there are no obstructions in the foreground, which makes for good photo opportunities. Visitors are able to see the rocks from both an upriver and a downriver vantage point.

In order to reach the overlook, visitors can follow US Route 6 west from Wyalusing. A blue "Scenic Overlook'' sign will direct visitors to the correct location. If approaching from the opposite direction (heading towards Wyalusing), there is also a blue "Scenic Overlook'' sign to direct visitors.

Wyalusing Rocks is a scenic destination. Other than bird-watching, photography, walking, or hiking, there are not really any other activities for visitors. The attraction is solely in the view, which offers scenic views of the river valley and the mountains beyond. There are some interpretive signs in the area, and the overlook is the home of a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for the Warrior's Path.

Access to Wyalusing Rocks is available year round, and there are roughly 30 parking spaces available in the large parking lot.


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