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This trail was fun, it rained the day before so it was a bit slippery when it came to the mud I suggest wearing boots in that case or have an extra pair of footwear in the car to change into because my sneakers and socks were muddy. There’s not that many views but the little views they did have we enjoyed and ate lunch.

hiking
21 hours ago

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

on Hawk Falls Trail

hiking
2 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.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/hickoryrun/

Did the 7.5mile loop starting from the educational center going clockwise. Quite a few up and downs which made this trail a good workout but nothing I would consider in the difficult level. Nothing much to see other than a viewpoint and the waterfalls which are located on a short spur. The view is nothing spectacular but the waterfalls were very nice, especially with all the rain we've been getting. I imagine the falls get pretty busy given the shorter 3.5mi loop available. I did this hike during a rain storm and had the trails and falls mostly to myself on a mid morning Saturday.

hiking
3 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.

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.

walking
16 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.

I went on this hike yesterday and I highly recommend it. It starts off with a moderate incline but doesn't get too intense as you keep going up. The views of the lake are really nice and there are a ton of blueberry and a few raspberry bushes by the middle of the trail that are currently in season which taste delicious! As a heads up there is a hornets nest close to the trail a little before you get to the lake so be aware of that.

hiking
17 days ago

Great moderate trail with some steep inclines throughout. View of the falls and mountains are great. Very well marked. I’d recommend stopping by the PEEC (visitors center) as well.

hiking
18 days ago

Short hike to beautiful streams and a waterfall. Lots of folks complain that it is tricky. The only tricky part is the section between the upper and lower falls. You can avoid this portion though. Hike out and take the side trail on the right to the top of the waterfalls. Then double back to the main trail, take it all the way down to Mud Creek, turn right and follow the creek to the base of the falls. Easy Peasy. Go early to avoid crowds.

Nice easy walk to falls.

Not bad, easy trail To a nice pond for a pic nic

hiking
25 days ago

Really nice trail- we took our time, hiking a little over 2 hours on this route. We stopped to admire one scenic overlook and one waterfall along this trail. The trail is very clearly marked in orange, and you can tell they have worked really hard to clear the paths secondary to the storms they had over this past winter and spring! Terrain was a steep incline at times with some stairs but very good hiking at a moderate difficulty level. We came on a Saturday afternoon so there were some other groups on the trail but not very crowded at all. Would recommend stopping by the PEEC (Pocono Environmental Educational Center) first in order to see if there are any additional trails you would like to add on to this one and make a full day out of it!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked on a humid Sunday evening. The trail was empty with only a few people at the falls. The trail to the falls is easy, but getting to the pools below is definitely challenging. Not sure if there’s an easier way to get to the bottom. The water is very cold but refreshing and the scenery is fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike to see a beautiful waterfall. However, this time of year there were a ton of people there swimming and blocking the path. Would go again later in the year.

hiking
1 month ago

Really easy trail. Hardest part was walking back up the hill to the car. I would not recommend going after it has rained. Definitely muddy near the bottom. Good for dogs and even kids.

hiking
1 month ago

A ton of downed trees that they clearly have worked hard and long to make the trail accessible. My Golden and I went on July 4 and only saw one other family at the end of this trail. Horseflies were out looking to annoy people near the pond, they are only covering the pond area fortunately.

1 month ago

My son and i do many different trails and decided for an easy walk to hawk falls and we were pretty disappointed when we got to the falls and found a huge group of people with coolers of beer and even a grill going. Music blasting etc. We couldn’t even get to the water to cool off. Please don’t get me wrong i love bbq’s and some cold beer but i believe there is a time and place. Personally i don’t feel the trails are the place to be partying especially when people bring small children for the experience and to come up to that was very disappointing. .

hiking
1 month ago

I see a lot of people complaining about the amount of hikers on this trail. The key is to get there earlier and avoid them. My family and I had the whole trail to ourselves on a gorgeous June morning and were able to explore all of the little paths off to the side. We did not see another person until we headed back. We had a blast! Bring Crocs or water shoes to wade in the water but wear sneakers for the hike due to the rockiness.

Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

We went through the whole trail in about an hour. it was very crowded though, with tourists. all in all. easy trail.

Nice hiking trail with great views and a mini waterfall in between.

Not easy but very nice trail. Rockier than we thought...beautiful waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Was very disappointed in this trail. I would not consider it easy as there were many rocks to avoid and there were places where we actually needed to do a bit of climbing. Very nervous with a 5 year old and a dog, and nervous for the older adults doing the trail. It was also incredibly crowded and the you came out the same way you came in, so you were fighting two-way traffic.

It was a cool little loop with a waterfall. Nice for a light trail jog.

Great trail! It seemed to be hit heavily by recent storms (as did other trails in the area) and the path is now lined with downed trees. The access to the two ponds trail is also blocked by downed trees. It had rained the night before and there were parts that were very muddy. This trail was used for what appeared to be school or camp groups and there were very noisy groups of children. However, these things will not deter me from using this trail again.

Beautiful trail went on a Sunday in early summer and wasn’t too crowded kinda steep though so make sure you wear proper shoes this was my first time hiking in 7 years and I had a lot of fun!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a really nice trail. Definitely “moderate” with some steep sections in each direction. We went after a rainy day and it was mostly dry with a few muddy sections. The park service has done a great job clearing the trail of fallen trees from this winter’s storm.

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