Best trails in Lackawanna State Forest, Pennsylvania

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Explore the most popular trails in Lackawanna State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Pinchot Trail - North
Lackawanna State Forest
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as it is easy to end up near or on private property. Vista with observation deck, rhododendron forest, varied ecosystems and terrain. With numerous side trails, the possibilities for exploring the 23+ miles of Lackawanna State Forest's Pinchot Trail system are plentiful. There are several wet spots, as well a few rocky areas, so bring proper footwear. Also, a few of the trails pass near, and occasionally through, private land. Please respect the rights of local landowners, and stay on the marked trails. The lookout tower on top of Big Pine Hill is accessible by road, so expect to have company, especially during the weekend. NOTE: A sign at the trailhead says that the Pinchot Trail is blazed blue, when in fact most of the blue blazes have been painted over in ORANGE.Show more
#2 - Watres Falls [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Lackawanna State Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 41 m