Behrens Road to Butcher Hollow

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State Game Lands Number 141

Behrens Road to Butcher Hollow is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,240 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wildlife

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rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Once past the lookout and down by the beautiful rhododendron groves the trail is rocky. This is where my dog was bitten and killed by a rattlesnake on the middle of the path hidden in the rocks. Be aware

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Grab a machete before you go Tarzan, because your going to need it to complete this “loop.” I say “loop” in quotations because if you decide to follow this “trail” up the creek and series of waterfalls, you will be going through thick brush for about 2 miles. Not the regular kind, the kind where you’re crawling on your hands and knees, because the foliage in mid April was just that thick. Afterward you will meet up with an over grown trail called, and I’m not kidding (see the actual trail map), Me So Thorny. And boy did Me So Thorny deliver...lots of thorns that is! Oh! And if that weren’t enough, after the “trail” tells you to go straight into this thicket for another 2 miles through completely untamed bush... but only if you dare! We didn’t continue down that “trail” we knew where it would end...our arms and legs would be very scratched up of course...

hiking
over grown
7 months ago

The side trail was very overgrown and almost impassable at times, I stopped and turned around. Otherwise beautiful hike with beautiful views.

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bugs
8 months ago

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off trail
over grown
Sat May 25 2019

Amazing trail. It did get a little difficult because we saw no trail markers but over all good time.

first 4 miles was boring. then you get to a vista followed by some streaming water. trail gets lost after that so i had to turn back around. not marked at all.

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Hiked this trail on 10/13. Made a right upon entering the loop and we reached an impassable point when we got down to the stream at the furthest point. The trail was no longer marked and we weren’t sure where to go along the bank. Tried crossing the stream and going down toward the Lehigh, but rain and downed trees made it difficult. Going away from the Lehigh upstream seemed equally impossible. Never got to the actual waterfall. Nice scenic overlook of the gorge about 4.5 miles in before descending to the stream, although some trees obstructed the view. The first 2.3 miles of this map is along a wide gravel trail on hunting grounds. Fairly sure you can drive your car on that if the gates are open, as they were Saturday. Didn’t do any of the side trails, although some may lead to more scenic views. I’d go again, make a left upon entering the loop and see where that goes.

Mon Oct 15 2018

Not well marked and eventually became impassable. The lower trail is mostly access roads that lead to a decent overlook and waterfall area. Avoid the loop section marked on this trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Sat Apr 20 2019

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Wed Dec 20 2017

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Sun Oct 08 2017

Sat Apr 29 2017