Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Sitting astride South Mountain, Kings Gap offers a panoramic view of the Cumberland Valley. Sixteen miles of hiking trails interconnect three main areas and are open year-round. Kings Gap offers environmental education programs from the pre-school environmental awareness program to environmental problem solving programs.

500 Kings Gap Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015-9306







Scott Hackenburg


Upcoming Events

Kayak Long Pine Run Reservoir

New or experienced kayakers are welcome to a 1.5 hour exploration of Long Pine Run Reservoir in Michaux State Forest. This peaceful 155-acre lake has about...

7/22 1pm
Sunday Morning Yoga

Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Gap, Yoga Instructor Kristiana Amberger leads a Sunday morning yoga session. The program is appropriate for all levels,...

7/23 10am
Self-Guided Tours - Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

7/23 1pm
Terrace Table Talks

Come to the mansion terrace and join one of our educators for a short discussion while enjoying the view. Terrace Table Talks are informal 10 – 15 minute...

7/23 1pm
Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

Looking to raise your heart rate and work up a good sweat? Join us for free weekly 3 – 4 mile hikes, over hilly terrain with a few stops along the trail. ...

7/26 6pm

Recent Events

Animal Traces CSI


Friday Sunset Hike


Recent Activity

Laurie Stone

Laurie Stone left a positive review 8/5/2016

I truly enjoyed the Astronomy program. Our presenters were fun and provided so much information. I learned new things. The combination of science and history of folklore and mythology was great. I would happily attend again!

Kris Costas

Kris Costas left a positive review 5/28/2016

Fantastic event! My kids and I really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait for the next event! I know my 3 y/o will be talking about this for months!

Aileen Curfman

Aileen Curfman left a positive review 1/1/2016

Here's the review I posted on TripAdvisor last night:

Very nice First Day hike
(5 of 5)

We attended a ranger-led hike that was very well-attended. The ranger did an excellent job of keeping the large crowd engaged as she led us past an old building foundation, some vernal pools, and a small stand of Douglas fir that is being overtaken by pines. We had visited this park many years ago, but hadn't realized that it's over 2500 acres and has 20 miles of trails. We'll be back.

Visited January 2016

Melaney Stremmel

Melaney Stremmel left a positive review 1/1/2015

Was fun to get out hiking at a park I've never before hiked at. After the guided hike my daughter and I explored some more trails at the park. Loved it!