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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Beautiful place and very helpful volunteers and workers

We have always wanted to come here and finally had a chance to view the migration. we were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Traci D
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
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For the hikers in the family

For anyone who enjoys trips to National Parks, Hawk Mountain is a hop, skip, and a jump from... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A 2,400-acre natural area that was the world's first refuge for raptors.
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1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529-9379
+1 610-756-6961
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have always wanted to come here and finally had a chance to view the migration. we were very grateful to the people on top of the north lookout sharing what they were spotting and where we should look. This was an incredible experience. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local and we take this gem for granted. The view is absolutely breathtaking. People from all over the country and world come to watch the migration and take in the breathtaking views. There are multiple Trails for different hiking levels. Now why I'm...More

1  Thank Lavinia R
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

For anyone who enjoys trips to National Parks, Hawk Mountain is a hop, skip, and a jump from Philadelphia and offers all that most national parks do on a much smaller scale. You have breathtaking views, generally well-marked trails, and very helpful guides. Also like...More

1  Thank Phillyboy1234
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit in any season. Take a leisurely walk or a serious hike on many trails. They do important conservation and educational work which deserves support.

1  Thank foodlovercocolo
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I had heard that this is a must-see place near Philadelphia, where we live, so we went on Independence Day. The weather forecast was 90s so we went early and found it a very nice hike. The trails brought us up 1500'...More

1  Thank Jopacca
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It's a beautiful drive to Hawk Mountain from I-78. We took the trip mid-day on a Sunday and there was good crowd at the parking lot. Tickets are a bit pricey for a family of 6. Our total price was $55. We took the North...More

1  Thank Norman P
Reviewed 21 May 2018

My daughter and I did a wonderful hike over the weekend. The trails are well marked and a perfect amount of signage is present to keep you informed. Many added handle rails in perfect locations to help people ascend and descend some of the steeper...More

1  Thank echapman2017
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We are in our early sixties and didn’t have any problem doing the 4.75 mile hike. Took about 3 hours with breaks. Lots of boulders to climb and leap over at the top. Sturdy shoes and good balance a must for older folks or take...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A short hike over some rocky terrain brings you to the North Overlook, where you can observe the migration of hawks! Educators and Hawk Counters share information about hawks as you look out at soaring hawks and mountain views from an outcropping of rock that...More

1  Thank DiscoveringDetails
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I decided to venture out not knowing much about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. I love to hike and noticed that they had many trails. What a treasure! The people at the visitor center are friendly and helpful. I took their advice when they suggested I reverse...More

1  Thank DEkholm
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mdenson50 | Reviewed this property |
There are several lookouts, the easiest is the South Lookout, about 200 yards from the trail entrance. The next is the North Lookout (a moderate hike) which is the one to which I hiked and it took about 20 minutes. There is... More
2 November 2016|
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Response from Carson T | Reviewed this property |
Mid August - Broad-winged Hawks, American Kestrels, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp Shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks - Continuing on for a few months in similar numbers and declining over a few weeks as... More
Elizabeth H
1 June 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
You should be ok as long as you are prepared for the heat. It is not that strenuous of a climb so you should be ok. August would not be much different. Be sure to have plenty of water. You might want to try the general... More