Cemetery Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near James Creek, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


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wild flowers



over grown
5 days ago

There is a trailhead that leads to nowhere. we ended up trying to follow the marked trail through the app but nothing lined up. do not recommend unless you want to make the trail up yourself or only walk a few feet to the cemetery.

Tue Jul 10 2018

I finished my day at Trough Creek State Park with this trail. It was neat ending with the cemetery after seeing the ruins of what those resting there built around the park. It’s kind of sad how most of the stones are unreadable and the forest has reclaimed the cemetery. I noticed a lot of the readable stones had the year 1830 in common, a plague perhaps? I also enjoyed looking at the ruins of Paradise Furnace and learning about 18th century iron smelting. An easy, quick hike!

Thu Jul 06 2017

This is a nice easy trail. The cemetery is very interesting and it is definitely cool to see. This trail also starts at the paradise furnace, so the history is great.

Mon Jul 13 2015

It was not much I agree but still peaceful and beautiful when you reach the top

Mon Aug 19 2013

I agree that there is not much to this trail. Just a long uphill to a dead end at a graveyard. But I gave it four stars because the little waterfall is beautiful and the trail is nice.

Fri Aug 16 2013

There is not much to it. After you leave the CCC area and the ruins of Paradise Furnace it is a steady uphill to the cemetery. When you first start up the trail there is a very small waterfall. Not much to tell about after that except a coupl large trees blown down that you will be able to get over.

Sun Aug 12 2018

Wed Oct 18 2017