Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Hickory Run State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 days ago

cant wait to go back

22 days ago

We loved it. Although I'm assuming it's rated easy because it's flat. However it's long and I would consider it quite rocky and marshy in most areas through out the treck. We liked the Narrowness of the trail the most and not heavily popular.

hiking
2 months ago

my wife and I hike this trail a lot, mostly on the winter. Hardly used in winter but can get real busy in spring and summer . Best part of this trail is I can be on it in minutes because it's barely a 100 yard from my house.

Easy hike out and back. The dogs loved every minute of it. We went at a good time during the week so it wasn’t crowded. What an amazing site to see all the boulders.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail through the woods. Some of it gets a little tight through the rhododendrons but it was very peaceful and relaxing. Boulder field was unique.

Mixed it up...looped fireline into Skyline then down to the railroad along the Lehigh River. 3 miles in all.

I just did a nice easy in and out section, from Rt 534 Hickory Run Trail to the D&L (Rail Road)

hiking
6 months ago

Definitely a unique experience climbing on the boulders. Fire roads made it easily accessible while staying in the park.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail...joins into 2 trails if you want to add to the short trail. Crosses Hickory Run Trail and at the end it meet up with Fire Trail at the railroad tracks.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful place for relaxing I love it. For take photo is magic place.

camping
7 months ago

Very informative didn’t hike back a few years ago and even12 /15 yrs ago r than that and didn’t have the information and it’s a lot nicer that up up in age thanks

This place is just wow fun to play n explore.

The trail there is 3 stars- boulder field is awesome and would give that 4 stars

hiking
9 months ago

Surprisingly cool sight! Easy hike up to the boulder field.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easy walk through the woods from the parking lot at 534 to the boulder field.

This trail loop is probably the best approximation of a fun and easy loop. If camping at the site off of SR 534 take Sand Spring Trail out of the site and make an immeadiate left onto the Blue Trail (1 mile, not available on this site), this will connect to the Pine Hill Trail which you take a right onto and follow it down the hill to the rail tracks. This follows the edge of the park and has some small rock patches and wide fields of fern with lots of older tree canopy coverage. At the rail tracks make a right and then right again up the creek on Sand Spring Trail. This has a gentle slope and dense Rhododendron. Takes about three hours total.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy flat trail with great views recommended for beginning hikers, trail runners or biking

must see if you are in the area. somehow drove right to it and and explored before swimming in hawk falls. you really don't see a boulder field every day, it really is something.

mountain biking
10 months ago

great place to bike.

Great park. Well worth the drive. We will return

Nice trail. Did the loop clockwise which had a steep but short downhill. Nice meadows and the walk along the stream is nice. Waterfall is a bit of an exaggeration, but still a good walk.

hiking
11 months ago

We started at the top of the trail. Parked at the Boulder Field lot, crossed the boulders, and started the trek. It is slowly downhill the whole walk down therefore it's slowly uphill the way back. Uneven terrain. Rocky in areas, narrow passages, some trees to crawl over. Beautiful, thick woods. We crossed with a few people on the 3.5 mile each way trip, mostly serene though. Not much to see other than the foliage on this trail and the field.

If you start at the top, you can follow this trail all the way to 534 then cross over and hook up with Hawk Falls Trail.

fun easy hike with the family

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

This is a fairly easy trail that mostly parallels Hickory Run creek. However, there are areas where the path is rocky and/or muddy, sections that have a foot bridge crossing one of the runoff streams that feed into Hickory Run and one feeder stream that has no bridge and must be crossed by walking across the large rocks that have been placed across the water. These things are probably what gives the trail it's moderately difficult rating on the park map.

The trail leads through woods and, sometimes quite dense, rhododendron. I can imagine that it's quite pretty in early July when the rhodies are in bloom. Most recently I was on this trail on a warm day at the end of April. The trees were starting to leaf out and there were many violets along the path. There were some bugs though I image it can get much worse. However, be on the lookout for tics!

This is a nice trail though not my favorite in the park. If you're looking for a walk in the woods on a fairly easy and level trail with no boulders or climbing involved, this is a good option. If you're looking for a little more excitement of something with more to see try the Shades of Death Trail or the Hawk Falls trail down to the waterfall.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

It is a good place for biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. I found it boring for hiking - the scenery is monotonous and the terrain is just flat.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The trail is all rocks (surprise!) and roots. It's woodsy. I got to the boulders, said "Eh" and started walking back. It's OK, just not astounding. Worth the exercise, though.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Beautiful trail, beautiful park, beautiful day

Monday, February 27, 2017

Very good biking trail

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beautiful place...

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