Glen Onoko Falls and Lehigh Gorge Overlook Trail

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Glen Onoko Falls and Lehigh Gorge Overlook Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. 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
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

Great hike but not very well marked in some places and crowded at most of the falls points. Follow the shoreline of the river until you get to the mouth of the stream. Start to head up the stream on the right side and eventually you will get on the orange trail (you'll see markings on the rocks). This route requires a little bit of hands and knees crawling under brush but it makes for an adventure. Once you're on the trail it is easy to follow. The falls are beautiful and the water is very refreshing. The top of the very last fall is now blocked off due to people falling. Continue up the orange trail and you will find yourself looking at a sign with a large fire pit on the left. You can take the red trail (turn right at the sign) back down. This trail is not very well marked especially at the bottom so beware of your general location. Beautiful trail with many picture points for the waterfalls. You definitely need good hiking shoes and some water...there's some uphill on the rocks that gets tricky and can get you winded but it is absolutely worth it!

19 hours ago

Just did this trail this weekend. Good hiking footwear and bring water. You def get winded but It is beautiful. Take your time and enjoy the view....

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1 day ago

I am a Native here and love the trail . PLEASE THE ONLY THING WE ASK IS PLEASE WEAR PROPER FOOTWEAR AND JUST FYI CELL SERVICE NOT SOO GOOD. And don’t get to close to the falls they are slippery

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4 days ago

Great trail...followed falls side up (left) to the top and looped down to overlook...then came down back side of mountain, definitely worth the up hill climb.

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8 days ago

Excellent , aggressive hike. Beautiful falls and views. Follow red blaze down

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15 days ago

Glen Onoko Falls is the place where hiking and climbing start to merge. There is quite a lot of rock scrambling, especially around the Falls area. Bring heavy duty hiking boots because the entire trail is pretty rocky. I had so much fun and would definitely hike it again. Its a very challenging and engaging trail and the waterfalls were beautiful!

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17 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Although the ground was dry the day we hiked, I can understand how it would be slippery on wet or damp days. Take away – worked on overcoming my fear of heights on this trail!

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20 days ago

This was difficult especially for first time but worth the effort for the views. Be careful ...It is not well marked.I went at 7am no one there but by the time I was done parking lot full...

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23 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. Pretty hard but well worth the hike. Last time we hiked it we did get detoured by a bear :)