Admission & Hours at Hawk Mountain


Berks County is currently in the green phase of the state's reopening plan. For us, this means Hawk Mountain trails are open, but the Visitor Center facility remains closed at this time. Limited restrooms are available and sanitized throughout the day. 

To make trail admission run smoothly, we ask non-members to either pay with exact cash, or purchase an advance ticket and bring a printed copy of that ticket to the gate. 

Tickets are sold by week. Please select the appropriate week, day, and ticket type at the link below. 

Purchase a Ticket


Trail Admission Fees and Procedure:

Proceed directly to trailhead gate.
Members: Show your membership card for quick admission.
Non-members: Purchase an online ticket here and show your printed receipt.
Non-members: Please pay with exact change:
Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $7
Children (6-12): $5
Children 5 and under: FREE
Members are always FREE

Hiking Etiquette

Protect Others
Do not visit if you feel ill.
Wear a mask. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you.
Uphill hiker has the right-of-way; step aside and allow others to pass.
Announce your presence when passing from behind.

Protect Yourself
Consider a return visit if the parking lot appears crowded.
Remain at least six feet from non-family members.
If an overlook appears crowded, continue to another.
Do not gather with others from outside your household.

Be Prepared
Carry a daypack with sanitizer, water, and snacks.
Bring a mask and use it upon entry and when encountering other family groups.
Carry out all trash. No pets are allowed on the Sanctuary.
Restrooms are limited and cleaned twice each day.

Enjoy Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Don’t forget your binoculars and camera.
Enjoy the big views and watch for soaring raptors.
Use the space at North Lookout to spread out.

Hours of Operation

Trails are open daily. Visitor Center temporarily closed.
No winter maintenance provided.

Trail Closure during Deer Hunting Season
For visitor safety, all trails are closed on Saturdays and the first Monday and Tuesday of Pennsylvania's deer hunting season: Saturdays, Nov 30, Dec 7, and Dec 14, Monday, Dec 2, and Tuesday, Dec 3. Questions or concerns? Call us at 610-756-6961.
Attention: We do not offer public transportation to or from the Sanctuary.

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Hawk Mountain is not a state or federal park, but a non-profit with a raptor conservation mission. All trail fees and membership dues support our raptor conservation mission, including critically needed scientific research, international training, and public education programs, and also help to maintain the Sanctuary.

Please follow all Sanctuary guidelines! 

Rules & Regulations