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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

First Day Hike

Resolve to start the New Year on the right foot with an easy 2 mile hike on fairly level trails in the forested Pine Plantation. Registration is not...

1/1/2019 2pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Janet Lewis Richey

Janet Lewis Richey left a positive review 5/27/2018

This was fantastic. My 11 year old and 19 year old absolutely loved it. Yes, it rained. Yes the gnats were awful, but the instructors were fantastic. The safety/informational part was short but informative, keeping the younger kids engaged. There was plenty of shooting time, and it seems that everyone had a good time. Would do it again. FANTASTIC GUIDES!

Kings Gap State Park

Kings Gap State Park posted a photo 10/24/2017

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!