The Hyner View Lookout Trail at Hyner View State Park in North Bend, Pennsylvania is a short and easy 0.2-mile out-and-back trail that leads to the stunning vista point of Hyner View State Park.
While this trail is more of a stroll and less of a hike, this lookout point deserves its own page on MyHikes for those who want to enjoy the view, but don't want to hike up the steep and difficult trail to reach the lookout.
This is a very popular spot for picnicers and road-trippers, so the earlier you show up, the better; however, we visited around noon on a beautiful Saturday in early June and there was only one additional vehicle. After sitting around for 20 minutes, about five other cars showed up, so it doesn't appear to get very crowded.
Lookout Point: Walk from the parking area over to the rock fence for a stunning view of the West Branch Susquehanna River and the valley below.
Pets: Dogs are allowed on leash and their waste must be carried out.
Hang gliding: There's a hang glider ramp just below the lookout point where hang gliders can take off and fly through the valley below. There's a page for hang gliding on the state park's website here; however, there are no notes about when hang gliding events take place. For information about Hyner View hang gliders, check out the HynerHang Gliding Club.