Explore the outdoors and take in the views! Hyner Run State Park carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a natural haven for outdoor adventures. The park is entirely surrounded by Pennsylvania’s largest state forest, Sproul State Forest. Nearby Hyner View State Park offers one of the most popular scenic vistas in the entire Pennsylvania Wilds, attracting many for the spectacular view alone.
Things to do
Take in the View
Hyner View State Park offers one of the most popular scenic views in the entire Pennsylvania Wilds, with a stunning view overlooking the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. There is a small, partially shaded picnic area with picnic tables and charcoal grills.
While at Hyner View State Park, you may be lucky to catch hang gliders preparing to take flight and soar over the scenic valley. To learn more about this adventure sport and to increase your odds of seeing hang gliders or paragliders check out the HynerHang Gliding Club – defying gravity since 1975! (Photo by Jeff Krause)
Spend the Night
Hyner View State Park has 30 campsites with level pads, a picnic table, and fire ring. The campground has warm showers, flush toilets, and several water outlets. Come for hiking, swimming or fishing. Hyner Run has excellent trout - brook and brown trout are stocked annually and native brook trout inhabit its upper reaches. Nearby Right Branch Young Womans Creek has a fly fishing area.
One of the most challenging trail runs in the Pennsylvania Wilds, the Hyner View Challenge is part of Trailrunner Magazine's Trophy Series. Featuring three intense climbs and three major descents of a course filled with vistas, streams and single track paths, registration for this event sells out every year. This race is an extreme mental and physical challenge, and is the first race in the PA Triple Crown of Mountain Running.
Hyner View State Park is a trailhead for the 64-mile Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Trail and provides plowed parking and unloading areas. Snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails and roads from the day following the last deer season in December until April 1, weather permitting.