About the Park
Hyner Run State Park is surrounded by Sproul State Forest—Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Shaped by Hyner Run and cradled by steep mountains, the landscape offers a tranquil retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and is especially popular with campers, who make use of the park’s pavilions, cabins, and campsites. Reservations can be made here.
Hyner View State Park, located atop the surrounding mountains, boasts one of DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks’ finest overlooks, celebrated for its popularity among hang gliding enthusiasts. The park features a breathtaking scenic vista, offering sweeping views of the Susquehanna River’s West Branch and a majestic expanse of iconic Pennsylvania ridges. The Hyner Hang Gliding Club typically hosts “fly-ins” annually on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, weather permitting.
Hyner Run & Hyner View State Parks also presents a diverse trail network of varying difficulty levels. For those seeking an immersive challenge, try the 90-mile Donut Hole Trail—a point-to-point route passing through the park, connecting with the Susquehannock Trail System, and traversing Kettle Creek, Hyner Run, and Hyner View State Parks.
For hikers craving a moderate-difficult adventure and breathtaking scenery, the Hyner View Trail is a must. The 1.4-mile ascent begins with a relaxed 1.2-mile hike along the River Trail. From the overlook, explore the easy Ligenza Trail marked with yellow blazers, winding through fern-filled woods. Perfect for a leisurely exploration of the natural surroundings.
Alternatively, the Long Fork Trail offers a challenging loop within the park, featuring a steep climb and descent, complemented by a scenic stream and a peaceful overlook. These trails cater to hikers with advanced skills, providing a physically demanding and rewarding outdoor experience amidst nature’s embrace.
Parking and Trail Access
If you are in the village of Hyner on PA-120, turn east onto Hyner Run Road (PA 1014) and proceed for two miles. Alternatively, if you are on PA-44, turn west onto Hyner Mt. Road and travel for 5 miles. These routes provide convenient access to the park entrance and parking area, ensuring a straightforward journey to Hyner Run & Hyner View State Parks.
Information and Map courtesy of PA DCNR