Beltzville State Park Christman/Falls/Cove Ridge Trails

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Beltzville State Park Christman/Falls/Cove Ridge Trails is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lehighton, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Beltzville State Park has several trails, with these three grouped together, a 5+ mile loop on the northeast side of the lake, located near Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Christman is a 2.5mi loop, relatively flat, with a .5 mile alternate route down a ravine. It may also be biked or skied. Falls and Cove Ridge trails are moderately more difficult, with some rocky terrain heading up past the waterfalls, and a steep, but short, climb beyond.

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26 days ago

The trail was wonderful, very natural and rustic. The waterfall was relaxing and peaceful. The only negative, being a need distinguishing between the blue and white trails at their intersection.

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1 month ago

Great hike with our two dogs; not hard at all but had some good elevation changes near the falls. Easy to find and navigate. Only trail that was hard to find was the one along the water after the bridge (when you make a right). Could have just been overgrown. Nicely shaded too.

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1 month ago

Great Hike. Just enough distance and difficulty for
A midday break as we travel across PA. Lots of different options ..paths you can take. There was pine forests and sunny paths along wild flower fields. Lots of wild raspberries too. Really enjoyed water fall and lake. If you don't know what poison Ivy looks like, learn before you go or stay on the middle of path.

PS Does anyone else see a turtle crawling out from under the falls.

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2 months ago

If you're a serious hiker this isn't for you. This hike is extremely easy and really short. Sneakers are ideal but many people wear flip flops and have no troubles. Ideal for families and kids. There's a ton of places to swim and cliff jump. There's usually rope swings that the locals put up, but state troopers usually take them down after a few months of being up. Swim at your own risk as you can be scolded or ticketed for swimming as the troopers usually come by on hot mid days.

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4 months ago

It was very fun and easy for my kids

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