Chickies Rock County Park, Columbia PA
Located on Chickies Hill between Marietta and Columbia, PA, Chickies Rock County Park offers some of the most spectacular views of the Susquehanna River available anywhere in the Susquehanna Valley.
Located off Route 441, the park starts with a parking area.
Walking trails meander west toward the river...
Although the river can be seen from Columbia, it's farther away from Route 441 than it appears. The hike to the overlooks is a little over a mile, uphill but not too difficult. After you break through the woods, the trail opens wider.
When you get near the river, the terrain suddenly shifts steeply downhill. Although there are barriers on the Chickies Rock ledge, caution is advised. Local stories are told about suicides over the ledge, and accidental deaths of people who took unnecessary risks after drinking too much!
Chickies Rock was named after the Indian word "Chiquesalunga", meaning "place of the crayfish". The county park consists of 442 acres.