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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.

1. Bushkill Falls​

  • 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. 

 

2. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center

Hiking at Kettle Creek in the Poconos

  • 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.  
     

 

3. Mauch Chunk Lake Park​

Hiking at Mauch Chunk Lake Park

  • 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​
     

 

 4. Pocono Environmental Education Center

Family Adventure at PEEC on the Tumbling Waters Trail

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficulty
  • 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. 
     

 

5. Promised Land State Park

Hiking at Promised Land State

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficulty
  • 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.
     

6. Beltzville State Park​

Hiking at Promised Land State

  • 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.
     

7. Hickory Run State Park​​

Hiking at Promised Land State

  • 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.
     

 

1. Beltzville State Park​

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to ModerateCheck Out the Scenery at at State Park
  • 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.

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2. Bushkill Falls​

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to ModerateVisit Bushkill Falls in the Pocono Mountains
  • 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. 

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3. Hickory Run State Park

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to DifficultBoulder Field at Hickory Run State Park in the Pocono Mountains
  • 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.


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4. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to ModerateHiking at Kettle Creek in the Poconos
  • 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.  

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5. Mauch Chunk Lake Park​

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to ModerateHiking at Mauch Chunk Lake Park
  • 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​

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6. Pocono Environmental Education Center

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to DifficultFamily Adventure at PEEC on the Tumbling Waters Trail
  • 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. 

    More Details »


 

7. Promised Land State Park

  • Difficulty Level: Easy to DifficultHiking at Promised Land State
  • 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.

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