Tobyhanna State Park is in scenic Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. The 5,440-acre park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Tobyhanna is derived from an American Indian word meaning "a stream whose banks are fringed with alder." Gouldsboro State Park is nearby.
Due to limited time, my husband and started the hike to the right of the beach area -- hiked out for about 30 minutes at a leisurely pace; returned when we reached a road, back to the parking lot. Park was very quiet on a Tuesday in early sept. Trail well-maintained, family friendly, and picturesque.
My bf and I did (most of) the loop. It's a great place to jog, mostly shaded, nice scenery, not much elevation change. We didn't realize the trail went so far from the lake and turned around when we were about 1-2 miles away from the end, which caused us to do 7 miles instead of 5. Oops!
Lawrence W. on Tobyhanna State Park Loop Trail
We loved it, the trail is a nice pace Hike around a beautiful lake, it took us 1.5 hours to do the blue trail of 5 miles and is extremely well marked at all points. This is not too demanding and we would recommend this for all level of hikers We will be doing this again!
Meesha D. on Tobyhanna State Park Loop Trail
The basic loop (blue) around the lake is flat and well marked with gravel and features benches to take in the beautiful views of the lake. The trail is also good for running. We also did part of the red trail--the Steamtown R.R. was 4 miles out and back. It was very rocky and covered with leaves this time of year, but I definitely recommend it for those who want a more vigorous hike. I'll be returning to the park frequently.