On the east side of the Susquehanna River, in the town of Columbia, PA, is a short out and back trail with some beautiful views of the river. This is Chickie’s Rock Overview Trail.
It’s a short 0.5 mile long trail, so about a mile out and back. A detour up the hill will add to your trek as you have to double back to make it to the actual overlook. The views of the river are great, although the path could stand some maintenance and upkeep (especially garbage clean up).
Take a look.
The entrance sign and map.
Time to head down the trail.
Quite a bit of run off from rain.
People made a path down the hill, but it’s not very sturdy.
Hello root system.
Old railroad tracks are hidden throughout the trail.
There are a lot of these sides when you get to the outlook.
Approaching the outlook.
Our first view.
Gaps in the trees show the river.
Another outlook nearby.
This one involves climbing down.
Sturdy fencing and festive graffiti.
Across the river.
Around the bend.
The clouds were lots of fun. Note how shallow the river was.
Looks like an old nature shot.
One of my favorite views.
A fearless dragonfly.
Time to climb back up this to get back on the trail.
We like the sun on the rocks.
Tree vs. fence.
The trail was lined with these cobwebs. Very creepy. Luckily they were up high, so we weren’t worried about getting tangled in them.
Some sections are completely unshaded.
The fork in the road. The top leads to a very obstructed view. The lower leads to the outlooks.
Next time: The town of Bethlehem in PA.