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.

5 days ago

Easy and convenient

16 days ago

This is a very pretty fall hike along the creek. Muddy though. Like really muddy. Like lose you shoes in the muck muddy. Wear it as a badge of honor.

24 days ago

Trail is well marked and has beautiful views
of Tobyhanna creek.

2 months ago

Nice easy outing with kids 6, 8, and 10 with nice water views. Trail gets muddy so definitely wear boots/good shoes after rain!

3 months ago

Follow the trail along the Tobyhanna Creek and it’s beautiful. Hiked a day after a rain. The path was the usual root and rock trail with episodic slippery mud. Benches are placed at scenic overlooks on the creek.

3 months ago

It was quick easy trail to get the blood flowing. Decent lookout points to the Tobyhanna Creek.

3 months ago

Loved this trail. Follows the creek most of the time so you can see and hear the water much of the time. Several boulders along creek to lounge on to take in the views. Very peaceful and well maintained trails until you get toward the end where its a bit weedy. No bugs today at end of July. Nice little waterfall too. You do need to be nimble as some parts have tree roots, stones to navigate.

3 months ago

Walked about half a mile to the falls with kids. Loved it. Beautiful. Lots of limbs on the trail so I’m not sure whether this is great for trail running. Caveat: I am not a trail runner.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Great trail! Very peaceful!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Beautiful first time experience

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice hike and very rugged.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

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