A deep, steep-walled gorge, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and many waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.

Beautiful trail, continuous waterfall, difficult, but doable for average hiker by taking breaks when needed.
Not for small children.

Great hike, but probably should be listed as hard, not moderate. I wouldn't recommend taking a dog. There are a few tricky parts. Also, I recommend going left (clockwise) on the loop and when you get to the top, by the fire pit) go right (on the blue) to cut the loop short if you are wore out. Enjoy.

Awesome views. Sometimes slippery along the falls. Not for little kids.

hiking
11 days ago

This is certainly a difficult trail, but not as difficult or dangerous as some folks made it out to be. I almost didn't go because I was a bit scared after reading all the reviews and seeing the signs via the uploaded pictures. I'm glad that I went. It is dangerous if you take stupid risks such as stepping onto top of the fall on slippery rocks or try to climb very fast when you should definitely take your time and take breaks often. Parts of the trail are muddy and slippery so you do have to be very careful. I wore a well fitted rugged sneakers and did not have any issues. I saw someone wearing sandals and another lady even wearing a sari. I don't recommend you wear those of course. Also don't recommend wearing jeans or tight fitting pants since you will have to climb some areas on all fours and lift your knees up fairly high to climb. As recommended by many of the reviewers, take the orange trail up the falls (next to the falls) and down using the red trail. It could be challenging if you mistakenly climb up the red trail and attempt to descend the orange trail by the falls as the trail is very very steep. One of the reviewer stated that some orange arrows were blacked out. It's true. Some idiot sprayed black paint over the orange arrows, but you can still tell that they were orange arrows so follow them. Other hikers were friendly and helpful with pointing out trail markers, etc. The scenery is wonderful. This hike is well worth the effort. Just one more thing.... take a small plastic bag that you can tie the handles through your belt loop so that you don't have to even carry in your hands to keep your garbage and dispose of it properly. It's really disheartening to see people just throw plastic bottles and other garbage along the trails. These people are going to see nature and it's beauty but okay with polluting it? I don't get it......

Great hike - very pretty waterfalls. There are many different paths listed on AllTrails. We followed the directions on theoutbound.com and had a great hike. Highly recommended to anybody with physical ability to hike / scramble up the falls.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing trail, definitely one worth visiting if you're from a distance. A lot to do here, and there's nothing like climbing up waterfalls! Finished the hike with a rope swing jump into the fresh mountain water. Might've actually done that more than once

Difficult to hike down and you must have proper shoes. Very pretty at the top where the falls are.