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Hiking Trails

Enjoy the beautiful Pocono Mountains' 2,400 square miles of the outdoors in any season.

The Appalachian Trail marks the southern border of the Poconos, and many other trail systems offer waterfalls, spectacular viewing condition and a high concentration of rare plants and animals. Hiking trails in state parks lead to beautiful vistas and waterfalls, or by wetlands bubbling with life or through dark, old growth forests and to uncountable adventures and chances to see wildlife. Some trails are scenic or leisurely, while others are self-guiding, educational or rigorous exercise. Be sure to visit our national, state and local parks for even more opportunities to hike different parts of the Pocono Mountains region.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Length: Varies

Highlights: Beltzville State Park features 15 miles of scenic hiking trails that vary in distance and difficulty. The trails follow wooded paths, old roads, and mowed walkways through forests, creek valleys, fields, and by the lake. The trails vary in length.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Length: Varies

Highlights: It's only a short distance to view the Main Falls ​from the primary observation deck. Three additional hiking trails provide numerous viewing angles of all eight waterfalls. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Length: Varies

Highlights: The 70,000-acre park is laced with hiking trails of varying distance and difficulty. Some, like the McDade Recreational Trail, are packed gravel with easy segments, while others, like the Milford Knob Trail, are challenging with big rewards.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Length: Varies

Highlights: Hickory Run Sate Park encompasses 44 miles of scenic hiking trails. Trails range in distance and terrain, leading through areas rich in historic and visual interest. Thick foliage, waterfalls, rocky areas and streams punctuate the pathways.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Length: Varies

Highlights: The Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary itself is a 166 acre preserve. Over 2 1/2 miles of maintained and well marked trails are open for public use year-round, 7 days a week. The trail system at Kettle Creek is relatively easy to follow with the aid of a map or simply by following the signs.  

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Length: Varies

Highlights: The Lehigh Gorge State Park encompasses 33 miles of scenic hiking trails. Trails vary in scenery, length and terrain.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Length: Varies

Highlights: Enjoy your spring, summer, fall and winter at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Scenic Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a county park and operated by the county's Parks and Recreation Department​

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Length: 5.3 miles

Highlights: Head to the town of Delaware Water Gap to hop on the Appalachian Trail towards Mount Minsi. When you reach the top, you'll see panoramic views of New Jersey. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Length: Varies

Highlights: Hiking Trails are available every day year-round. PEEC offers six trails that vary in distance and difficulty. All trails are loops that begin and end on the PEEC Campus. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Length: 50 Miles of Trails

Highlights: There are approximately 50 miles of hiking trails in Promised Land State Park and the surrounding Delaware State Forest. Splendid opportunities exist for nature study, relaxation, and exploration.