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Definitely a climb on many of the spots going on the trail by the waterfalls which isn’t always well marked. Did some climbing to the side and back. I like the vista but there are better ones in Jim Thorpe. I took the red trail up to the fire line trail and back. Always interesting things to see whether it is remains of the resort that burned down or the underground tunnels by the parking lot. Parking was a little tough as the whitewater rafter buses take many spots away. Beautiful place year round. I have been here when Falls were ice and you think summer is a challenge? I give this five stars because of the workout and fun of the falls but vistas aren’t that great except in the fall when you have better views.

Great day hike! Beautiful waterfall views, moderately hard trek up but it’s a quick loop.

Fairly quiet until you get to the Falls loop.

Tough hike however worth it. Various terrain with many different views. We added the cold run spur with this loop which added an additional 1.5 miles. Would definitely consider doing this again.

3 days ago

Unless you are over 60 and plan to walk, this is NOT the trail for you. A beautiful location and very flat, but a SERIOUS anti-bike and anti-dog vibe. Multiple signs about potentially banning the trail from dogs, and pulling the port-a-potties because people aren't picking up after their dogs. I get that people should clean-up after their dogs, but there are no garbage cans available for the waste or picnic garbage. Its a shame that such potential is being squandered.

4 days ago

Nice easy trail. I agree with Lexi below, we went with our two dogs and there must have been 100 people standing around in the falls. we couldn't even get close. Will try to go back off season.

Great for all!

Just got back from hiking this trail today. The trail was definitely really cool, but it was very hard to find. What we did was we put the directions into the gps, but the problem is that when they told you you were there, there wasnt any place to park. We ended up driving to Sullivan Falls and parking there. From here we hiked further up the road until we found the trailhead and then proceeded to cross the river. We weren't really sure if we did the right trail, but we had fun and it was very pretty. We didn't see any orange trail markers like others on here say they saw so im not sure if there was a different trail we were supposed to do or not but we found our way around fine.

6 days ago

Beautiful Trail with plenty of water and sights. Pretty busy and the trails are pretty tight.

on Hawk Falls Trail

7 days ago

This is a busy park, so all of the attractions are usually populated, but it is still a very cool place to take the family. Check out my full write up with directions and things to look out for.

Awesome workout! Treacherous hiking! Short trails, beautiful falls.

Overnighted August, 2018. Followed the loop counter-clockwise. The trail can be challenging to follow around big blow-downs and at the campsites on the southeast portion of the loop. Beware false trails and sudden turns. No major grades and only a few marshy areas. The frequent acres of ferns are the stuff of paintings. Except for the mosquitos it was a wonderful way to experience an encore backpacking trip after a 26 year hiatus.

9 days ago

Beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail. The trail was muddy after rainfall the day before. We were able to dip our feet in the water by the falls. It was crowded (we went at 11am on an August Sunday) and there was some empty bottles but overall a beautiful and relaxing hike. Definitely will do it again but earlier in the day to avoid the crowd.

Falls were astounding—amazing noise & power of water. Huge amount of work planking and railing the trail and the great views of the falls make it worth the cost. Fascinating to see the brown (tannins?) water on the main stream, but a clear one feeding it. Great diversity of mushrooms!

12 days ago

Highly recommend bug spray! We forgot and it put a damper on our experience. That being said- not crowded, only saw one duo on the way to the falls and then two duo hikers on the way out. It’s been raining a lot so there’s a lot of mud, footing got a little slippery at times.

The falls were beautiful! I wish I would’ve brought water shoes to sit and soak a while but the bugs chased us out.

There is an industrial road that runs tandem to the trail. It’s ugly but we took advantage of it to help get us out of the woods quicker. We’d do this hike again— it’s a nice afternoon hike!

Great hike. Started around 730 and the place was EMPTY. By the time I left it was packed. Glad I got to experience this gorgeous park. Still can’t believe it’s located in Ohio!

Moderately difficult trail. Definitely wear boots. Wet and slippery in several areas. Do the Orange trail to the left to go up. At the top turn right at the fire pit and take the Red Trail. Ironically the first marker you see is a Blue Marker. This is the Red Trail even though the first market is Blue. Several sections could use a grab wire or rope. One slip and you are over the edge. Winter time be prepared for lots of ice.

Great, scenic hike. Take a waterproof backpack, wear proper hiking boots, bring water and a snack. On very nice days it can get busy and there are a lot of people who don't hike with proper attire, but it didn't bother us. People were very courteous and friendly. Take the Orange trail to hike up the falls, it's nice and cool, lots of great waterfalls! We didn't hike the whole Orange trail, once we got to the top we cut over to go down on the Blue marked trail. It is very rocky, slippery in some spots, but the adventure is fun!

Fantastic hike. Very difficult climb and certainly dangerous at many spots along the climb. We took our 15 year old and 6 year old (who is tough as nails). They did really great. Do NOT attempt this climb without hiking boots and pants. We were crawling in spots and on all fours going up. Worth the hour to the top. The falls are breathtaking! I was amazed at how many people were climbing back down the same way they came up. Seriously dangerous! When you get all the way at the top of the last fall you’ll find a fire ring. The trail on your right takes you back down a very easy decent right into the parking lot.

A little hard to find, but this app was very helpful. Beautiful hike.

16 days ago

A nice 6 mile hike, water was high. Enjoyed doing this one with my son.

great for small kids, easy to navigate. Main reason I would hesistate to return was it was crowded with people. if we return, I'll take a trash bag and pick up the litter that was strewn around.

easy 5 and something km. easy to track the red labels on the trees. beautiful waterfalls across the path.

Great hike! The trail isn’t marked well and it’s easy to get off track without using the map on AllTrails. The waterfalls were amazing, especially with all the rain, but quite a bit of the trail had ankle deep standing water too. The overlooks were also just as beautiful.

We went at a perfect time and i took some awesome pics so it was pretty cool!!

20 days ago

Great trail! Full of wildlife, wild blue berries and more, but watch out for rattle snakes! Great view points as well.

Great trail very physical need to have good boots and be careful lots of fun spectacular views

21 days ago

I went counter clockwise and the elevation gain in the first 2 Miles was brutal but definitely worth it. When your up top near the viewpoints you better be aware of your surroundings. I walked up on rattlesnakes twice. At mile 8 I came across the biggest black bear I’ve ever seen. Happy that he wanted nothing to do with me. Besides the wildlife the scenery was incredible. Walking along the water and at least 20 water crossings was awesome. My last 6 Miles was in the rain so the water was flowing strong. I would definitely recommend this hike but I would never go solo on this again.

21 days ago

Lots of little outlooks to view the falls and river. *Be advised, if you are using the NE extension of the PA Tpk, this is an EZ Pass only exit. I split the day up with a hike up Glen Onoko Falls, just a short drive down 209.

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