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Best trails in Hickory Run State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Hickory Run State Park ranging from 1 to 24 miles and from 1,122 to 1,958 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Hickory Run State Park is located in Carbon County, PA, specifically in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. This large park features many miles of hiking trails, three natural areas, and the Boulder Field, which is a unique boulder-strewn area that is a National Natural Landmark. In addition to the park's hiking opportunities, visitors can also go ice skating or swimming in Sand Spring Lake, cross country skiing, and fishing in the trout streams. Biking is not allowed on any of the trails or in the park natural areas. There are also picnic areas and campsites available. The park is within a two or three-hour drive from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City and one hour from Allentown, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre.

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Map of trails in Hickory Run State Park
Park information
Acreage:
15,990 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
570-443-0400
Top trails (15)
#1 - Shades of Death Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Please note that there is no parking at trail head and it gets very crowded very early. A beautiful walk along a stream in a rhodedendron forest This is a personal favorite, you will walk along a stream through a beautiful forest then towards the end enter some rocky areas. The Hickory Run State Park has a National Natural Landmark in the boulder field and there are some Geocaches in the parkShow more
#2 - Hawk Falls Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
#3 - Boulder Field Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
#4 - Lehigh Gorge Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 24 mi • Est. 10 h 11 m
#5 - Skyline Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. Show more
#6 - Orchard Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#7 - Hickory Run Blue Trail, Pine Hill and Sand Springs Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
During winter, the campground is closed. Visitors must use the parking lot outside the campground, and then walk a half mile to the trailhead.Show more
#8 - Sand Spring Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
#9 - Fireline Trail
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi
#10 - Hickory Run Trail, Fireline Trail, Skyline Trail Loop
Hickory Run State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
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