Nockamixon State Park Loop Trail

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Nockamixon State Park Loop Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quakertown, PA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 miles 600 feet Loop

dogs on leash





mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running


whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing

horseback riding






Nockamixon Park is 5,286-acres big featuring a 1,450-acre Lake great for canoeing, kayaking, or fishing. The lake is open to boating and fishing 24 hours a day and the park is open sunrise to sunset. The park has an good amount of attractions and can be slightly crowded in the summer near the more public areas. the park does not allow swimming in the lake but does offer use of the pool. Perhaps one of the greatest trails (though there are many) is the new mountain biking trail off of Tower road. While the trail is still considered to be under construction by Valley Mountain Bikers (the club responsible for building this awesome trail) it is typically open (except for extreme weather). The trail is approximately 8.5 miles featuring varying degrees of difficulty.

2 months ago

Great for biking, not so much for hiking.

Path is very narrow, and everything from the obstacles to bumps in the road indicate it was for cyclists. Everyone was nice but all but one person was a cyclist and I started to feel like I was in their way.

Apart from feeling out of place the trail was incredibly beautiful, almost entirely in the woods and shaded, and easy to follow. I won't be walking it again but if I ever get comfortable doing off-road biking I will certainly be back. Highly recommend this one to cyclists.

8 months ago

We group of 5 initially planned to go to Franklin Parker Preserve. But due to the weather, we had to change our plans. And i am glad we picked Nockamixon. Its one and half hr drive from jersey city. Though the Park office were closed on weekend the Rangers were very helpful in guiding us the way to trail.

Even though everyone are beginners in our group, we were able to complete Coldspot and Hammer trail (total of 4 miles) in 1 and half hour. The climate was just right neither cold not hot. We saw only a couple of bikers on the hike other than them there were no one else. But there were lot of flies in the woods. make sure to take insect repellent when you go. Keep some water for hydration and few snacks. Overall it was a good trip and we enjoyed a lot.

9 months ago

I love this lake. It's great location to hike and kayak and spend good quality time with family and friends.

10 months ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Great. There were a lot of animals for me to see and the running trails weren't too challenging, even for a beginner.

1 year ago

love it, always a good time!

2 years ago

We did some loops of the red, blue, green, yellow, and combination trails. Once we moved from the yellow/green to the green, there were very poor markings, and we ended up bagging on doing a couple of loops because we couldn't find trail markers. That being said - it was a really nice hike. The trails aren't particularly difficult, and just about everything leads to a water source, you'll see lots of families and dogs having a good time running through the streams. The forests are nice, it's just a really easy and great way to spend a day.

2 years ago

The trail to the dam is a mountain bike trail, well marked and mostly shade covered if you stay by the lake. Great hike, mostly flat, with beautiful views if the lake.
Not difficult.