Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail)

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Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail) is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, fishing, and fly fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

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.

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16 days 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.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Fantastic weather near the stream.

walking
21 days ago

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1 month ago

Nice, easy trail with pleasant vistas

backpacking
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hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trails, beautiful scenery! Whole family loved it!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

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hiking
6 months ago

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.