We parked at the furthest lot. And went in from the rear of parking lot and somehow did a 5 mile loop.. finally finding to right trail and getting out to road. If that was the listed hike then yes it would be easy! And we were kind of glad we made up our own. Lots of unmarked paths. View was great once we got there. I would hike his again.. the same way we did today and make it a loop. Also thought that if you park at the very first gate.. it would be a great place to cross country ski. Good luck finding the correct trail. Thank god for google maps.
Easy and peaceful trail! Agree that it is a bit difficult to find (thank you to previous reviewers for your tips!). I posted a photo of the trailhead in the hopes that it helps future hikers. Look for the black spot on the tree and turn right. Happy hiking!
The view is absolutely stunning. I would suggest parking at the second lot if the gate is open to do so. It's a very boring walk up to the trail head. Once on the trail it's a short walk to the lookout. Very easy. If you are looking to get your heart rate up and challenge yourself a little bit this isn't the trail for you. However, with that said, it's absolutely worth checking out if you're in the area. It's really quick and gorgeous up there.
One of the best hikes around! Little effort, huge reward. It is a little difficult to find the trailhead. You'll walk past the second gate, 0.3 miles down a small hill and you will see a clearing for a trail on the left and the right. Take the trail to the right. A "no ATV" sign is posted on both trails as a marker. Happy hiking!
The view at the outcropping was amazing. Nice view of the Lehigh river gorge. The path there was nice and level, could've managed in sneakers. Finding the trailhead was difficult. The road to the trailhead is not paved and is gravel, I'd be hesitant with any kind of low riding vehicle.
Great trail! Nice walk out to the overlook! WOW!
The only problem was locating the trailhead - we just couldn't find the black blaze - however we ran into someone else coming out and they said yes we had the right trail. There was an orange blaze / no atv / no horse sign at the trailhead. So, only that minor issue - otherwise so glad I went!
This trail gets my vote for 'most bang for your buck'! We had trouble finding the trailhead (because we didn't read the very detailed way to get there in an earlier post.) If you find yourself in a residential area, you're not in the right place, although the trailhead is technically through someone's backyard.
Anyway, the road is open most Sundays, so we drove to the trailhead, making it somewhere around 1.5 miles roundtrip. The views were amazing! The bend in the river, the SOUND of the river, and the fall colors were spectacular!
This is a great hike if you can find the trail.. the black marker on the tree is fading and some we went a couple days after rain, the path looked some what like a waterway. THANK GOD for this site and your reviews to guide us. Once the trail was found, the hike was fairly flat and rocky terrain but the view was spectacular.
Patrick M. on Tank Hollow, Lehigh Gorge East Side...
Great views from the top!
Great view nice trail fairly easy and short to the top. Follow the directions in the other review but go to the second tree with the black spot. The first one looks like it was a trail but grew in so go just a bit further. Excellent effort / reward ratio.
Awesome view of a sharp bend of the Lehigh River from rocks above the valley upstream from Jim Thorpe, PA. Trail is relatively short, with a few rocky areas and pretty flat terrain.
To get there from Jim Thorpe, drive 4.2 miles north on PA 903. Turn left on Behrens Rd. Follow Behrens Rd. for 1.3 miles and cross a small creek bridge. After another 1.3 miles, on the left you will see a large parking area with a PA State Lands 141 sign at the far end.
From the main parking lot the walk is about 3.4 miles. If the gate is open, you can drive on the flat well-maintained (well, a few potholes) gravel road .9 miles to the second gate. Then go .2 miles (just past the gate there is a little steep hill) and the trailhead will be on the right. It is marked by a large black spot on a tree and the trail itself is quite visible (wide enough for quads). You can park along the road if it's not too wet.
The trail goes through the forest and ends at the top of a rock outcropping. Be careful! The drop-off in places is pretty steep. Enjoy the beautiful view upstream and downstream. Hope this helps!