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.

It was great on the way up. Down was just rocks and trees, it was still beautiful but the climb up along the river was incredible.

backpacking
29 days ago

I hike this trail 4 to 5 times a year. Always a challenge, and in some spots caution is needed. When a trail challenges a seasoned hiker, it's automatically a great trail!

1 month ago

Really nice hike and definitely serves up a good challenge. it's about an hr and a half from Philly and a very easy drive. super easy to find. the first hike up alone side the falls is no joke especially if ice or snow is on the ground. Plenty of look outs when you reach the top. gradual and easy decline back down. I will certainly come here again soon.

One of my favorite hikes. Although it can be dangerous, slippery at times, wear the right shoes

wonderful!!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

As a Lower Bucks County resident, I find this trail to be one of the best in "the area." It runs along the falls, so you almost always have a view. Additionally, the way up (take a left at the sign) offers a nice incline and rocky terrain for a refreshing workout. Just make sure you wear proper hiking boots -- and look out for copperheads and rattlesnakes (I once saw both in one day)!