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.

hiking
10 hours ago

Great hike but not very well marked in some places and crowded at most of the falls points. Follow the shoreline of the river until you get to the mouth of the stream. Start to head up the stream on the right side and eventually you will get on the orange trail (you'll see markings on the rocks). This route requires a little bit of hands and knees crawling under brush but it made for an adventure. Once you're on the trail it is easy to follow. The falls are beautiful and the water is very refreshing. The top of the very last fall is now blocked off due to people falling to their deaths... what a shame, it used to be such a nice lunch spot with a great view. Continue up the orange trail and you will find yourself looking at a sign with a large fire pit on the left. We took the red trail (turn right at the sign) back down. This trail is not very well marked especially at the bottom so beware of your general location.
All in all, a great hike with beautiful views. Take your time to stop at each waterfall and enjoy it fully.

hiking
13 hours ago

hard fun trail but lots of garbage and terrible trail marking.

my wife an I went today and it was absolutely amazing. some of the most beautiful scenery I've seen in my life. definitely will do it again

8 days ago

GREAT HIKE! I went up along the falls trail, which was exciting. Plenty of photo opportunity and excellent views. Once I got to the third waterfall, I took a red blazed trail back down to the parking lot (found this in a blog - located slightly beyond the third water fall, bear to the left, there's a small open area with a fire pit where you'll find the trail head - makes the hike roughly 3 miles). IMO not overall a super difficult trail, but be sure to watch your footing and take your time.

Awesome trail!.. awesome falls!..

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago