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hiking
17 days ago

I enjoyed it very much. Did it about a month ago. There is actually a trial that runs closer to the water just at the beginning which I chose. It is about 1 mile long and merges back again with the main one. No traffic at all, saw just one couple at the very end. Liked the water and corn fields.

road biking
17 days ago

Nice bike trail but a little boring

kayaking I love it for walking in the trail is ok.

mountain biking
1 month ago

if you go on this trail it is the best bring you'd camel back also be experienced also if the owner of the park sees this thx for getting it. also were all the jumps are I did a six 6 foot gap a 6 foot gap it is fun.

hiking
1 month ago

The nice thing about this trail, is you can walk next to someone nearly the entire time. You are "near" the lake for possibly a half mile. There is two vistas, which are nice, but I was hoping for more.

The downfall, is I felt almost half of this trail was in someones back yard. Plus, a walk through town. It was a little awkward. It is not well marked on the stroll through town part, so we referenced a great blog to get us through the remainder. http://gonehikin.blogspot.com/2012/11/mauch-chunk-lake-park-to-jim-thorpe-pa.html?m=1

Nice easy hike. 2 waterfalls about a quarter mile opposite each other from the parking area. Walk along the Lehigh Gorge River for a very.leisurely walk. Grandkids loved playing at the bottom of Buttermilk Falls. Gets busy on weekends with bikers coming down from White Haven during the summer. We go about once a month even during the winter and see something different evrrytime.

Kav

Hard ride

nice quiet walk. great for a simple run or a bike ride.

Much of the hike is along a busy highway. There are definitely more peaceful options in the area.

mountain biking
2 months ago

The trail was awesome! I hit the Hammer and Cold Run trails with my girlfriend on bikes. Great time! Beautiful scenery and everyone was friendly. The trails were exciting and offered a variety of obstacles, sights, and speed. Be cautious of mud, rocks, and tree roots especially when wet. We will definitely be coming back to hit the southern trails. Maybe even hit the same trails because they were so enjoyable lol.

I'm glad I took others advise and started on the other side of the bridge. First 4 miles are pretty hard. The last 3 are easy. Nice hike though. A lot of diversity. Woods, fields, cropland, hills, and valleys. I will probably do this one again.

I finally registered an account for the sole purpose to warn others from wasting their time here. Beyond muddy after the wet summer we have had, not one or two spots, for miles. Road noise, boat noise, overgrown in the spots not muddy and very buggy. To top it off, not scenic despite being lakeside. Nothing to make it worth the trouble-letdown!

It's quite a pretty hike, but you find yourself in the sun for most of the hike.

mountain biking
3 months ago

very shady and scenic and now connects to the D&L

Only gave it a 4 because we tried to follow the trail that follows the creek. We found the blue markers but they seemed to lead into the brush or the water. So we were disappointed as we were looking for a longer hike. All this being said, there has been a ton of rain with lots of flash flood warnings the last few weeks, so possibly the trail along the water is covered??? We took the Christman trail which was a wonder walk. The side trails lead to nice views of water. It's still a great walk on this trail. Very beautiful at the little falls and bridge.

My buddy and I decided to do an overnighter here. We planned out doing an out and back from the southern parking lot to the eagles nest lookout. The trails were definitely muddy and the rocks were slippery, but otherwise very well kept and free of debris. I would definitely wear appropriate gear for wet environments. also, keep an eye out for rattle snakes at the eagles nest. we found 2 large rattle snakes sun bathing as we climbed to the edge.

off road driving
3 months ago

my dad and I attended our first Krawlin' For C.O.P.S. there awesome trails and event

off road driving
3 months ago

Had fun. Good place for learning. Gotta have another vehicle with you. Full cell reception

hiking
3 months ago

Many thanks to Kelle Zimmer for recommending going in reverse! It was my first more challenging hike and glad I didn’t hit those hills on the 2nd half.

It is a very nice place to take your dogs and just have a nice day walking and playing. Highly recommend.

Covered this on two separate days (7/4/18- parking lot on Rt 183 to just past Eagle Nest Lookout trail and 8/5/18 from Sand Spring trail (Tom Lowe), Shartlesville to Port Clinton). First stretch of trail (from 183) is mostly narrow, curvy with moderate rocks which make it nicely scenic and interesting, but gets a lot rockier past the shelter. The Eagles Nest Lookout was decent view but wouldn't bother with the 2-mile out and back trail again to get there. On 2nd hike had taken side trail past the shelter since AllTrails map shows a camera icon at the tip but not sure what was supposed to be there (thought maybe a lookout somewhere, but nothing could find). Remaining hike was up to Port Clinton but looped on a side trail near bottom of the hill to take the Leg Destroyer back up for return hike which was...um, yep, darn steep. Was middle of the day when I got to this point and got never ending spider webs to the face so be warned those two trails do not seem to get much traffic (Leg Destroyer and connecting side trail).

hiking
4 months ago

A very nice trail with paths that are very fitting to the name. It was my first time hiking there and I absolutely loved it.

great for kayaking

I hiked the J walk and South Park sections of this Trail. Came up at 7.5 with the Eastern Loop still to do. So I think this is actually more like 10 miles. The jaywalk is easy to moderate. The South Park though is more along the lines of moderate to difficult. It's heavy Rock Trails reminds me of the Appalachian trails in Pennsylvania. Some beautiful scenery and Midway through I found a surprise at one tree. I don't want to give away the surprise so you would have to see it for yourself. It's on the South Park Trail. All in all, this was a great hike and especially challenging since it is geared more toward mountain bikers which means that the path is not level like most hiking trails. Lots of ups and downs, and curvy pants. It annoyed me at first, but I actually quite enjoyed it toward the end.

one note and update though. They closed off the road at the southern intersection of the South Park Trail and jaywalk Trail. so there is no access to the spillway. It's a shame because it looks nice, and they built additional fencing to keep people out. I could have probably gone around it, but I didn't want to take a chance on poison ivy or something else going through open Woods and the plethora of no trespassing signs kept me from going further.

one thing that did bother me a little bit about this Trail was the limited amount of rest points. There are two benches one Midway and one toward the end. But the Trail is so narrow that it makes taking a quick stop along the trail for a drink or snack quite difficult.

overall, great Trail for a single or couple hiker. Might be more difficult in large groups due to the width of the trail.

Great area to hike and fish

horseback riding
4 months ago

Gorgeous views, well marked trails. Be sure your horse is road safe as there’s a few crossings, as well as a few places you’ll need to cross the water. A few very steep trails - definitely not the place for a horse that’s not sure-footed! But otherwise lovely.

4 months ago

Did this trail on a weekday in September and only saw a handful of people on it. Steady decline that didn't require too much hard pedaling and numerous places to take a break along with taking some incredible photos. I parked in Jim Thorpe and had someone drop me off at the White Haven trailhead , which worked to perfection. Looking forward to coming back.

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