Shades of Death Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Harmony, PA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A beautiful walk along a stream in a rhodedendron forest This is a personal favorite, you will walk along a stream through a beautiful forest then towards the end enter some rocky areas. The Hickory Run State Park has a National Natural Landmark in the boulder field and there are some Geocaches in the park
the trail starts at the office of Hickory Run State Park. great hike. The trail is moderate due to the rocks and roots on the trail
Beautiful very interesting trail, and fun for dogs too! I wouldn't rate it as difficult, but you do need to be sure-footed as it is pretty "bumpy". Not a long trail but the interesting factor makes up for it. I went in September but it must be even more beautiful in June with the Mountain Laurel in bloom.
A lot of fun. Nice waterfalls. Sturdy shoes a really good idea. Fitbit clocked "35 floors". So expect climbing.
Great trail. Not as easy as everyone says. A lot of fun.
Very nice trail, waterfalls and stream hike. Not suitable for kids under 6 or stroller friendly.
Good time, basic nature hike along side a stream
Great hike. Easy to get to the first Dam and a wonderful view. Beyond that could prove a bit difficult for maybe 6 and younger. All terrain footwear highly recommended. Not much traffic there though it was a Monday afternoon. Will be there often and I highly recommend it.
Love it! Great trail for the kids and dogs!
Very busy! We hiked this trial last weekend. It is beautiful but very congested. We went to skyline trail instead. We hike from the RR tracks up the face and hiked down the ridge back to the river and rd side on 543. That was challenging and less people. It is trout season so that probably plays a big part..
I've hiked this trail several times. it's short, but worth it, as you hike along the rocky stream. The trail passes waterfalls, ponds and cascading water over the rock laden stream.
Of the trails I've been on so far in Hickory Run Park this is my favorite. Park at the park headquarters and pick up a map. The trailhead can be found at the parking area to the left of the park building (when looking at it). A little over 2 miles out and back, the trail runs along Sand Spring Run which is very scenic. You will pass by the remains of 3 dams. Stametz Dam is very picturesque and a great spot for pictures. The trail has a slight elevation, hardly noticable for the most part. It can be quite rocky in areas and/or criss-crossed with tree roots so I would recommend proper foot gear. This is probaby why the park map rates it as Difficult. While I wouldn't recommend it for those without steady footing, I think it's ok for most kids.