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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.

Definitely not for beginners but an amazing trail nonetheless with beautiful views.

5 days ago

Very beautiful falls and trail. However we did visit after a snow storm and it was very icy in spots. Locals saw eagles, bears and bobcats up in the mountains. A very very nice hike.

Great hike

A blast when it’s not crowded

Amazin hike!! Started with a hike up a stream that has numerous waterfalls. Great view of the waterfalls alongside the trail as u ascend up to the top. Coming back down is easy, once your at the top you follow the trail markers on the trees down the other side of the mountain. Very smooth going down this way. Its pretty dangerous coming back down the same path you would take to go up alongside the waterfalls (Slippery rocks and ice) .

I went on 1.27.18 and the ice was starting to melt. Challenging but beautiful hike. when you get to the trail head stay to the left because you get a better view of the falls

I loved this hike. It rivals my hikes in the grand canyon of Pa. Highly advise that you take the loop trail clockwise. This is a better way to see the falls and it is safer to fall going up if you slip. We went yesterday before it warmed up (28 degrees) and had to use traction spikes in certain areas. I would recommend waiting til warmer temps, but if you do it in the winter where there is ice be very careful!

27 days ago

absolutely beautiful! also, really deficient trail markings. someone buy a can of orange paint!
and has already been said, not treacherous if you don't go off-trail.

challenging and beautiful falls view entire way.

Very challenging hike, winter time there was so much ice on the trail we kept slipping and falling. Wear good hiking boots with traction on the bottom. We hiked the entire loop, so at the beginning of the trail we took a right. It was super steep and tough. When we got to the ridge line it put us on top of the falls then we worked our way down from there stopping at each of the different fall sites. Hard hike but definitely worth it, beautiful!!

Super fun and scenic hike with waterfalls all the way up! I would rate this more as a medium difficulty rather than hard. I went in mid-April last year which was perfect weather. Would recommend going around this time.

can you safely take this hike without crampons?

Get yourself some micro spikes if you plan to see the frozen falls. It was a lot of fun and I’ll be back.

Went with the hope of seeing the falls frozen and was not disappointed. Some spots can be a little tricky with the ice but that's to be expected, especially when everything has a coating of snow on it. Bring some Yak Trax or another type of crampons.....they make a world of difference when hiking in winter weather.

Came in the hopes of seeing the falls frozen and was not disappointed! Trail was pretty slippery but that's to be expected when everything is frozen over and it's snowing. made for some beautiful views. If you can get out before the falls thaw out I highly recommend it. Just bring some Yak Trax or some other type of crampons...they make a world of difference.

excellent little loop trial. 4 miles with a few awesome waterfalls and a great overview of the gorge. cold and snow covered which may have kept the hikers away or it may have been multiple warning signs of death.

Does anyone know if there is snow on this trail or if it has become slippery within the last few days?

This was absolutely one of the best hikes i've been on, it can be trecherous at times so watch your footing especially at the falls but it was beautiful.

Breathtaking beauty. Difficult climb but well worth it. We have a real good time.

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