South Mountain - Orange Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Emmaus, PA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
South Mountain Trail is a 8.7 mile loop trail located near Emmaus, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible from September until June. Good mix of terrain
Great trail, there is multiple loops to choose from. Cool switchbacks up and down the mountain. Trails are easily marked and exciting. Enter from Alpine street, there will be a small park on the left to park at.
First time on this trail. The trail as it appears on the map does include the Red, then Light Blue, and a little bit of Orange, then back to Red trails. A bit confusing if you have never been on this trail system.
I would advise wearing good sturdy shoes like hiking boots because of the mixed terrains of rocks, roots, and boulders.
This was a fun trail system with many options so your hike could be as long or short, easy or hard as you want to make it.
lots of varied terrain. cool spring to splash your feet in as well. neat boulders to explore. close to home.
It was fantastic..enjoyed the day .,could of used a little more shade walking but it was a fantastic day !
This was a really nice and surprising hike. Loved it!
Really nice hike, close to the Highway making it very convenient.
it was a well blazed trail. I took my puppy along he did very well also. I started on the orange trail then switched to the green trail. we ended up coming out at another part of the park, a couple of blocks away from where we stated. I liked it will be going back again.
Very challenging and diverse set of trails. Map found online (uploaded to pictures section) is accurate and the trails themselves are very well blazed. Did the orange to light blue to red and back to orange loop which was about 4 miles. Will add yellow and light purple sections next time out to lengthen hike. Will be back! Enjoy!!
Nice trail. Narrow trail part of the way so need to move over when passing with other hikers/bikers. Boulder outcropping on the orange trail was cool but short. In hindsight I would probably go back and loop into the red trail and give that a try.
i like it because it has lots of puddles and creeks with frogs deer and butterflys also lots of different birds and its a good hike
Diverse terrain with some great rocky parts. There is an orange trail, but that alone is about 1.5 miles. There is also blue/red/green trails that branch off the orange trail. A lot of mountain bikers. If you are hiking be prepared to stand on the side of the trail several times to let bikers pass by. Very nice place!
Excellent hiking & mountain biking trail! On the more challenging side for mountain biking due to some rocky sections. Other than the rocky sections I'd say it was a moderately difficult trail to ride. Some decent climbing and down hill runs. Although a short trail, fun non the less!
what a beautiful trail! Orange trail is definitely not 3.7 miles, just a little under 2. still great exercise and great scenery! I'll be back, I'd like to try one of the other trails-combined, a couple of the trails would probably be over 3 miles
Easy and well marked trail. We walked at a very leisurely pace, stopped to climb rocks and take a few pictures, and it only took around an hour to do the orange path. I expected it to be longer, but it was a nice leisurely walk.
I miss living within walking distance. great for bouldering and getting away from it all.