Hyner View State Park, Renovo

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#78 of 149 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Hyner View State Park is a 6-acre (2.4 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Chapman Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Renovo and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Hyner on Pennsylvania Route 120 (Route 120 here is also known as Bucktail State Park Natural Area). Hyner View State Park is surrounded by Sproul State Forest.

Hyner View State Park is 5 miles (8 km) from Hyner Run State Park and is administered from there. The lookout area is bordered by a large stone wall that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The current access road from Hyner Run State park was built in 1949 (it also connects to a dirt road that leads to Pennsylvania Route 44). After the new access road opened, the first Flaming Fall Foliage Festival was held at the park. It has since outgrown the park and is currently held in nearby Renovo. The park was officially transferred to the Bureau of State Parks in 1965.
The park overlook is at an elevation of 1,940 feet (591 m) above sea level. The West Branch Susquehanna River here is at an elevation of 640 feet (195 m), so the overlook is 1,300 feet (396 m) above the river. Hyner View State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
The park is the location of a scenic lookout and a contains a launching point for hang gliding. Visitors to Hyner View State Park can see the West Branch Susquehanna River for many miles both up and downstream. Hang gliders can be launched from a ramp just below the lookout wall and glide over the river valley. The park has a small picnic area, a parking area, and restrooms.
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  • Awesome view of the valley below. Was little concerned when reading another review, but five mile drive to top of mountain was not bad. Road was paved. A little narrow when meeting another...  more »
  • The view is exactly like what you see - quite beautiful and well worth the time and effort if you are in the area.  more »
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  • Must visit if you are within 1.5hour. You should go 1hr before sunset. When the sun is about to set, the color reflection in the cloud makes this place very scenic. Even during day time, the mountains and river in the middle looks very scenic.
  • Always a spectacular view. It is most impressive when there are hang gliders launching. We have been several times and I hope to get back there in the fall to see the leaves.

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