Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Lehigh Gorge State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Excellent trail. This is where my hubby proposed.

I always go up the non-waterfall side as I find that more challenging. Rained on way down so a bit slippery by the falls. But so worth it. i never get tired of waterfalls and scrambling down rocks n roots.

We got stuck in rain, its tough going down in rain very slippery, had a blast tho, good times

Always a fun and challenging hike up the falls..slippery in spots...did a short run up the top of the falls only and back after work..a trail I do a few times a year

Good trail, was expecting larger falls and briefly got off trail, but overall great day hike!

Great trail!!! As some here suggested we went up "backwards" (ie; going up the falls side first). Great views, very steep and kinda treacherous in parts. The "rock gallery" is awesome. Saw 2 snakes within 10min. of starting so be careful. Overall, I really loved this trail, will have to do it again.

Great hike with a lot of UP in a short distance! Came across two snakes in the first 10 minutes of our hike, so watch where you step! Beautiful waterfalls and picture moments! Got to the fire pit at the top and took the red "tree flash" trail back down, although the trails aren't well marked at all. This trail down can be very hard on the knees as its a steep way down on stone stairs, so be careful! All in all a great hike!!

Wasn't marked too well once you get up to the top of the last gorge, but as long as you have all trails or some sort of map, you can figure it out. Waterfalls and mountain outlooks are wonderful.

Great trail, glad to have access to these sites near my home. Although at the top of the water falls, if you come up the falls, is very confusing. We attempted to stay on the trail as shown on this post but we ended up taking the red blaze trail that essentially cut the trip in half.

Hard to rate a trail any higher with so many people crashing about. Certainly some nice views and mostly well marked. Just way too many people. go early or go late

Loved it. Although it was cold day so wasn't very busy! Flew my Drone it was AWESOME!!

Breathtaking beautiful. Next time I go back, I will be sure to wear hiking shoes. The trails are quite difficult, so be sure to be prepared for a challenge!

I drove 6 hours from Cleveland to hike this and some others in the area and this has become a new favorite of mine. I highly recommend hiking up the orange route which is hiking up the falls. From the parking lots, go down the steps to the first trail sign and make a right, go under the bridge and maybe 100 yards later you'll come to a split. GO LEFT which is hiking up the falls. It's more challenging than hiking the other route but FAR more rewarding. There are places to stop and relax/take photos the whole way up. Wear hiking shoes! If you don't take the orange route up, I feel horrible for you - going down the orange route has to be awful (slippery and much more steep). I'm not a waterfall enthusiast so I was a bit reluctant to "waste" my time on this one but it turned out to be really awesome. The only downside to this one is that it's got a ton of people on it, maybe the most of any "hard" trail I've done to date. WEAR HIKING BOOTS - you'll regret it if you don't. Enjoy!

Gorgeous falls! Be sure to wear hiking shoes! I recommend hiking up next to the falls first as coming down on the wet rock would be more difficult.

Amazing hike up the Falls! We went to the left of the loop so hiked up next to Falls first....absolutely awesome views and great hiking! I will definitely hike this again!

Be sure to wear hiking boots! beautiful trail and exciting climb.

We did the trail in reverse (going up the falls first). The views of the falls are amazing, although the climb up is moderate difficult.

My discrepancy with this trail is the lack of sufficient markings. We got mildly lost 3 or 4 times after reaching the top of the falls.

Make sure you have a map and compass.

Beautiful trail! Felt like we were in the Last of the Mohicans. Definitely take the trail clockwise as climbing up will be easier than climbing down the rocks along the falls. Not difficult ,but we had to plan how to cross at spots and watch footing in wet and icy spots. Wore hiking boots with great traction.

Great trail with amazing views. Agree with other reviews about it being a moderate trail. Stick to the trail and you'll be fine.

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Not a hike for beginners but I definitely wouldn’t rate it hard. More like moderate. All the falls are absolutely breath taking. If you’re using your phone for pictures I recommend bringing a portable charger because you will need it with the amount of pictures you’ll take! You could easily get away with wearing sneakers. Just some parts are a little slippery and there’s still patches of snow and ice. But overall 10/10 will 100% be going again soon!

Absolute breathtaking hike! Quite a challenge with most of this hike being rocky slopes. I like to do this backwards where you hike to the falls vs. seeing the falls first. Wear shoes with good grip and slip resistant. Get there early as it gets crowded, and dont forget your cameras!!!!

Very scenic but difficult trail. You actually trek through the stream a few times as you climb this mountain.

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

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2 months 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

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