On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park. Leonard Harrison State Park is featured in a 30-minute video created in partnership with the Pennsylvania Cable Network, which is available for purchase at their Web site. www.pcntv.com/stateparks.html

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail to do during peak fall foliage for the views you get at the top. I was on the trail by 8:30am and passed a few other groups. The trail is wet in spots and the bottom half has lots of stairs. It's a relatively quick hike, I found it to be moderate. It ended up being about 3.5 miles down and back up for me. It was definitely getting busy as I was coming back up. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery on the way.

road biking
3 months ago

Beautiful woodsy scenery, easy flat ride from Jersey Shore to Waterville access area. Looking forward to using the rest of the trail.

road biking
3 months ago

This is a relatively easy rail trail, mild grade heading north, downhill in the other direction. A complete down and back is about 100 miles.

This is difficult trail that takes you past some waterfalls and has stairs for the steepest areas. The weather today was not the greatest with colder temperatures and sleeting but still turned into a good hike. Getting back up to the top is a workout but well worth it.

short and easy loop.

hiking
7 months ago

I really loved the trail for myself and my older 3 children (11, 9 & 8), it says kid friendly so I also brought along my 4 year old. It was a little much for him and I ended up carrying him most of the way. If you plan on bringing a little guy, make sure you have a carrier.

1 year ago

Vary easy if you stay on the path. The path zig zags down the slope so it is not steep at all. There are a few cute water falls on the trail and the view at the top is beautiful!

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful trail. Did this on July 4th so it was a bit busy. Trail was empty on the way back up as the park was just about to close. It rained on our way back up but had thankfully had wet weather parkers. Just wish it were longer. It's a busy trail as its at the overlook of the canyon at Leonard Harrison State Park (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/leonardharrison/index.htm). Short trail but you can continue on at the bottom along Pine Creek Trail at the bottom, or you can head back up. As others stated though its short, its steep! You will feel the hike back up.

hiking
1 year ago

This trail descends about 800 feet from the Leonard Harrison State Park (Pa.) Canyon overlook to the floor of the valley below. There are wooden steps for the steepest parts, a nice waterfall to look at and is a good trail for children over 4 years old. Going down and back up without a break is a good workout.

Hiked 23 miles on this trail in one day. Was great. Rained for the first 3 hours but then was a beautiful day after. Really enjoyed the solitude. Saw several eagles and deer and a few other animals. Went up the turkey path on the Leonard Harrison side. Adds a little bit of uphill to an otherwise flat hike.

I wouldn't classify this as an easy trail, the stairs on the way back up are tough..... A good family trail

ok not sure how this got rated easy but it is actually rated difficult, one mile down and 1 mile back up, it is very steep but not huge amount of foot traffic, biking on trail along the river is awesome!

hiking
2 years ago

The falls are nice and trail is quite steep. Not bad for someone who is looking for a short hike with some scenery but there is a lot of foot traffic. If you are looking for something off of the beaten path, this is not for you, very touristy.

Just rode a section of this near slate run,absolutely a nice scenic ride. I will go again,starting at the south end. Saw deer,chipmunks and other small animals...great trail.

mountain biking
3 years ago

This is a great trail for riders of all levels. A good track for cardio work or easy riding, also a good place to take kids riding. The one and only issue I have found is that bicycle etiquette is not followed by the locals who live along the trail, so if you are there doing cardio work you can plan on being slowed down by large groups of riders.