Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail)

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Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail) is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles
147 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers





Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail) is a 1.18 mile trail located near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

14 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! The water areas are so nice!

1 month ago

A great place for an easy short hike or some great fishing. great place to spend an afternoon.

1 month ago

Great trail! Very peaceful!

7 months ago

Good simple trail..I stayed along the Tobyhanna Creek..great fishing spot with a breath taking wide little water fall into a area for fishing.
3 trails loop together back trail isn't worth the walk through.

9 months ago

A lovely place well marked trails initially but if you follow red along the Creek trail to the end it does get confusing to come back up highlands (blue) trail. Beautiful flowers, rocks and waterflows and the waterfall itself is very nice. Good for all ages and abilities.

10 months ago

Beautiful first time experience

10 months ago

Nice hike and very rugged.

11 months ago

Not the best trail I've been on, overgrown, most parts of the trail are only a person wide and easy to get off the trail. Hiking boots are recommended as this trail is a bit overgrown and rattlesnakes are known to be in the blakeslee area. The waterfall is nice, but if you are looking for a big waterfall with a lot of other smaller ones near by this trail is not for you. This was more of a marshy/swampy area. Decent trail in the forest closer to the end but other than that kinda boring. There is many places to sit down on this trail if you wish.

11 months ago

Fantastic weather near the stream.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nice, easy trail with pleasant vistas

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Amazing trails, beautiful scenery! Whole family loved it!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Very pretty hike!! Highly recommend this area, but don't go there after heavy rainfall as it is very swampy.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Very easy and fun trail. Took my 2 & 1/2 year old and her 4 year old cousin with me. Went at the end of December, so we didn't see any animals but plenty of people and dogs walking the trail. The girls were really good and walked the entire time with some falls but they are very tough. Only walked half way to the water fall but that was a perfect time to go back before the girls got to cold. Very cool areas with tall trees and Spots by the water to take nice pictures. I recommend it if you are looking for something easy and fun. Very beautiful and I will be going again when it gets warmer and the plants start to grow.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Thirty dollars to download a map? Won't be coming back to this website.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

great Trail, very scenic, recommended

Monday, August 08, 2016

Went with 5 year old and 6 year old ... Perfect length and not too many obstacles for the kids.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great easy trail.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Was a very nice hike

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Monday, June 13, 2016

Took my year old in a carrier. Nice little family outing

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

nice relaxing trail. lots of benches along the way to stop and soak in the moment. red trail follows along water while the others take you more through the woods.

Friday, March 25, 2016

First visit.Great easy hike with kids (and dog). I can't wait to visit again in summer. Kids liked jumping from rock to rock by the stream.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Nice place. Will be back at spring time

Friday, November 27, 2015

Easy and nice enough

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Did some hiking here after a few days of rain... As long as you don't mind getting muddy you should be good to go. Also pay attention I'm pretty sure there are 2 red trails... An older one and a newer one... The older one has lots of tall grass and isn't very well kept... Tall grass=snakes.... I didn't see any but was waiting for it. I did some off trail too just a little bit to make things exciting. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here however it was closer than hawk mountain so I'll take it. Not bad, but after being spooled by Glen onoko and Ricketts Glen and the DE water gap I guess my standards have changed.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Good for a quick walk with the dogs (first section of trail to the creek's little waterfall/rapids area).

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Easy and well marked trails. Newer benches and picnic tables are a plus. Creek trail is scenic.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Great for family with younger kids! Hike to the waterfall

Great experience !

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Brought my 11 yr old and 5 yr old boys here. It was fantastic. Easy enough to hike with small children, fantastic scenery, you can get right close to the water and there are so many photo opportunities. The first trail kind of stems off into others....I'd suggest sticking to following the water if you have children as the other trails do tend to be a little higher. AWESOME HIKING EXPERIENCE. The kids cant wait to go back!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I did some hiking there this weekend with the family and friends. Wear good hiking shoes. Very slippery rocks. It was a beautiful sight.

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