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hiking
27 days ago

Ok hike I took the white trail up (the only hard part of the hike) then walked along the trail to station 10 where I switched to the blue trail and walked around the rim coming back again to the white trail by station 3. The hike after summiting at Station 2 was relatively easy and not very scenic. Only a couple of the overlooks gave good unobstructed views.

Excellent trail for a quick walk. Beautiful views of rock formations, water, and small coves. Easy hike for kids (my 4.5 y/o loved it). keep going past balancing rock and end up at a nice spot in the river with a slow whirl pool. great views

Not the most clearly marked trail.

Beautful hike, but yes be careful, We had a close encounter with a pretty big rattlesnake.

beastly climb to top of ridge but worth it. BE CAREFUL OF COPPER HEADS! We came across one sunning itself in the middle of the ridge trail.

good trail. just too easy for me~

trail running
3 months ago

Lots of rocks and roots to navigate around. Would have been a great hike due to all the overlooks, but not ideal for trail running. Quite a few down trees, as well. Watch your step!

What a neat geological attraction! I enjoyed the beauty of the CCC stone stairs, which I think add a lot to the scenic beauty of this trail-especially next to rainbow falls.

on Jackson Trail

3 months ago

Easy trail but very, very rocky. Don't do this trail if you don't enjoy hiking on rocks. Did run into a rattler as well. Did not see any other hikers and the trail is well maintained.

Short hike .. kid friendly. Beautiful scenic route and the balanced rock outlook is breathtaking.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a rainy day so the rock helped us stay dry during a downpour. One trail sign was broken, so we had to guess which way to go. The other trails in that area were more fun.

Looking forward to using this app. More later.

4 months ago

Great trail, but be on the look out for rattlesnakes in the boulder fields. I ran into two, so I was a bit too paranoid to really enjoy myself.

5 Stars for the beauty and exploration status of the trail. A little rocky for running.

Not groomed but lots of fun.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Dont come early may if you like seeing leaves on trees. I hiked the blue trail. The views are alright, but mostly shrouded by trees. The trailhead is moderately steep, like your grandma couldnt do it, but your mom probably could. Relative to the Appalacian, this was kinda boring, but to a infrequent hiker, i’d give them a go ahead on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Very rocky! Great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike, trail markers change from blue to yellow. We decided to make a loop with the Mid State Trail and that made for a much more challenging hike! Best hike I’ve done in PA so far!

hiking
7 months ago

Great outlooks! Not too long or difficult, but some nice hills too!

hiking
7 months ago

Trail should be rated moderate. Generally flat. If you like climbing amongst the rocks this trail has them. Returned on the MST back to Pine Grove.

Such a nice little hike, many other trails in the area to make a longer more challenging hike.. Balanced Rock viewing area was well worth seeing

Well maintained and marked. Numerous outlooks.

1st time I've hiked in yrs. Coming off the flu bug so started on the Blue trail. not as steep as the White trail. its a good beginners hike with decent outlooks

hiking
8 months ago

I love this trail! Beautiful views and gives you an awesome workout! ❤

hiking
10 months ago

Begins from the parking lot and follows a small creek before turning up the mountain. The view from the lookout to the South is expansive. This could easily be turned into a loop.

Such a fun little hike. And what’s nice is that if you want a longer hike, there are several longer trails close by that attach to it. Highly recommended .

Nice trail. The beginning was a tough incline but it mellowed out. Good hike for a Sunday afternoon.

hiking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

It was surprisingly very short, but an easy little hike. Falls didn't have too much water this time of year but it was beautiful none the less! Also, it's pretty close to some beautiful places near Raystown Lake.

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