The third HYP hike of 2017 will be at King’s Gap Environmental Education Center on Saturday October 21, 2017. Carpool group will meet at Noon in front of the parking garage at City Island, will leave promptly at 12:30, and arrive at the center at around 1:30. The hike will cover roughly 6 miles of moderate trails, with two scenic overlooks on the planned route. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and suitable footwear. Packing some water and a light snack is also advised. Leashed dogs are welcome!
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center’s unique attractions are its mountainous terrain, extensive forest, and panoramic views, which may be experienced while driving the winding road to the mansion area, or while hiking the trails. The sweeping view of the Cumberland Valley from the Cameron-Masland Mansion is impressive at any time of the year. Kings Gap consists of 2,531 acres of forest on South Mountain, with more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a permanent orienteering course, picnicking, hunting, and other recreational and educational opportunities.