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Best trails in Lehigh Gorge State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Lehigh Gorge State Park ranging from 1.9 to 20 km and from 165 to 474 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

A narrow, steep gorge that is carved by the Lehigh River, Lehigh Gorge State Park features some of the best hiking in the state. The area also has much to offer for mountain bikers and the river is often used by whitewater kayakers and boaters. The Lehigh Gorge Trail is one of the more popular options for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Although officially closed now, Glen Onoko Falls and the Lehigh Gorge Overlook were one fo the park's most visited sites.

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Map of trails in Lehigh Gorge State Park
Park information
Area:
1,841 hectares
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
570-443-0400
Top trails (12)
#1 - Glen Onoko Falls and Lehigh Gorge Overlook Trail
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 2 h 10 m
NOTE: A portion of this loop is closed. The closed portion goes straight from the road up to the falls. Please be respectful and do not hike this closed section. This is a dangerous and difficult hikShow more
#2 - Glen Onoko Falls Loop
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 2.7 km • Est. 1 h 15 m
NOTE: A portion of this loop is closed permanently due to dangerous conditions. The closed portion runs directly from the road along the falls.Show more
#3 - Cave Falls and Ketchel’s Tooth (Gorge Vista)
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 2 h
New Glen Onoko Trail Route, post Falls Trail Closure- Access to Upper Falls (Cave Falls) still allowed via the Shortcut Trail (Blue Blaze), the Upper Trail (Red Blaze) forms a loop back down the returShow more
#4 - Buttermilk and Luke's Falls
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 33 m
Buttermilk and Luke's Falls is a 1.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Weatherly, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#5 - Cave Falls and Jim Thorpe Overlook
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 3.2 km • Est. 1 h 25 m
Note: As of July 2020, hiking to the base of the falls is closed however the upper trail is accessible. Please check with the park page for more information. This is a new Glen Onoko Trail Route due Show more
#6 - Glenn Oko Falls Short Loop
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 35 m
The portion of this loop that goes along the falls is permanently closed as of 2019.Show more
#7 - Lehigh River Gorge: Jim Thorpe to Penn Haven Junction
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 20.0 km • Est. 5 h 13 m
Lehigh River Gorge: Jim Thorpe to Penn Haven Junction is a 20.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all sShow more
#8 - Lehigh Gorge Trail from Jim Thorpe to Abandoned Tunnel
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 1 h 34 m
Lehigh Gorge Trail from Jim Thorpe to Abandoned Tunnel is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skillShow more
#9 - D&L, Uranium Road, Deer Path and American Standard Loop
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 43.6 km • Est. Multi-day
D&L, Uranium Road, Deer Path and American Standard Loop is a 43.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#10 - Glenn Oko Falls [CLOSED]
Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 30 m
NOTE: This trail is closed indefinitely due to safety hazards. If caught hiking this trail, you will face a fine.Show more
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