Up and Away — Hang Gliding in PA

Foot-launch out over Pennsylvania with mountain wings and enjoy the view

Get a bird’s eye-view of some of the most beautiful panoramas in Pennsylvania. 

From Hyner View State Park in the Pennsylvania Wilds, to the Pulpit outside of McConnellsburg and Bill’s Hill near Breezewood, there are several spots that lure pilots and beginners alike from New York, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Properly trained and equipped hang gliders seek out Hyner View State Park for its scenic vista overlooking the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains. Spectators can follow the aluminum frames set inside their shaped sails as they drift over mountainous areas and float with the fall foliage.

At the Pulpit, a beautiful overlook for hang gliders and hawk watchers alike, pilots launch from a gravel launch pad and try to fly as long as they can; if they get height, they can try soaring to a nearby hang gliding location and rack up miles in the sky.

Near the PA/MD border in Waynesboro is High Rock, a true cliff launch site, famous for its proximity (and restrictions) to Camp David.


PA Hang Gliding Resources:

Capital Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Hyner Hang Gliding Club Little Gap Club Pennsylvania Paragliding


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