The focal point of Hyner View State Park is the overlook wall, constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). During 2013, the park dedicated a bronze statue to the CCC boys.
In 1949, the present park access road was built providing better access to the view. With the opening of this road, the Flaming Foliage Festival, a local tourist promotion project, was first held at the view. This festival has since outgrown the view and has been moved to Renovo.