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.
Gina K. on Glen Onoko Falls Trail
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)!
I am looking for some winter hiking advice! I have done this trail several times, both in the summer. We are planning to also do this the last weekend in November. Has anyone hiked this around then? Just looking for feedback, or recommendations. THANK YOU
Great trail. Poorly marked. Do it clockwise going up on the left so you climb up he steep part and come down the gradual decent. From where we parked the trail went down the steps and under the bridge on the right. When you get to the big wooden caution sign take the trail to the left. It is not for novice hikers.
Outstanding trail in a beautiful area of PA! I took my teenaged kids on this trail a couple days ago and they loved it! Waterfalls were wonderful despite the lack of recent rain. We were able to hike through the stream over boulders for most of the hike. One portion had natural steps adjacent to the waterfall itself. We drive almost 2 hours each way for the hike and it was worth it. Took us about 2.5 hours to go up the falls, eat at the fire pit, then walk the loop side down, which was very peaceful.
Ryan B. on Glen Onoko Falls Trail
Signs everywhere warning of death and proper shoes. Waterfalls are incredible as you go up the mountain. They way down is a bit more nerve racking then going up. Experience is required, if it's your first hike don't go here. Focus and stamina required.
Ryan B. on Glen Onoko Run Trail
Fantastic place. Very difficult. Signs everywhere that warn of people dying here. Also ones that say have proper shoes. Lots of climbing. I was dripping in sweat from anxiety. At first going up I was like people die here? I could see how they could get hurt by stupidity but really? The waterfalls are incredible several of them as you go up up up! On the way down? I realized why people die. Experience is required on this hike. If it's your first hike ever don't start here. You need to be focused and have stamina.
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.