A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.
Proper foot wear and a little athleticism are a must on this trail. There are a few steep inclines where you need to use rocks and roots to climb up. The loop takes about 2 hours. The views along the way are truly beautiful. This hike is well worth it and makes for a perfect day hike! Can't wait to do it again.
Beautiful place ! Have been here many times and it never gets old. It has a dangerous reputation, but as long as you are smart, stay on the trail and don't try to do anything dangerous you will have a safe trip(: Highly recommend checking it out if your from the Lehigh valley and have not been here yet!
This trail has a pretty bad reputation, so I was hesitant to explore it. I'm so glad I did! It's my new favorite. Absolutely beautiful scenery. The waterfalls are stunning and even in the middle of summer in a drought they were running full. You do end up grabbing on to roots, rocks, etc to help get yourself up in a few areas. Hiking boots are a must and I would suggest a hiking stick too. The trail can be confusing if you don't do research first. When you approach the trail sign welcoming you and giving the rules (not the one immediately off the stairs) you want to follow the trail to the left of the sign. This takes you UP the falls, which is easier than trying to go down that way. If you go right it's all switch backs and sort of boring and you'll be exhausted by the time you get to the top of the falls. Also watch for rattlesnakes... one scared the bejesus out of me. Be smart - don't get close to edges, pay attention to your footing, and wear proper hiking boots and you'll be fine. I would consider it a moderate trail.
very beautiful! enjoyed every moment of it, although I did see a guy getting carried out in a stretcher. A little difficult if you're new to hiking but, if you go slowly there's nothing to worry about. If you go all the way up, you get a chance to see a view that's to die for.
hannah s. on Glen Onoko Run Trail
Beautiful picturesque hike. Be careful. Very steep, my ears were hurting a little at the top! 875ft elevation gain. Trail isn't marked very well but we found our way. Can't wait to go back