Glenn Oko Falls Shortest Loop

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Lehigh Gorge State Park

Glenn Oko Falls Shortest Loop is a 1.3 mile heavily 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 April until October.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 721 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This trail was closed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on May 1st, 2019.

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9 months ago

The only part of the trail that is closed is along the falls themselves, admittedly the best part, but you can still go out and back and see the top of the falls. I did it early Sunday morning, the fog was beautiful, and it was nice and cool at the top of the falls. It's well maintained, well marked, and I only saw one other group. I do hope the falls open again as it's a primary attraction. Maybe give the Instagram "influencers" the rest of the season to forget it's here and the geotags to dissipate, and they can move on to ruin something else.

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Wed May 01 2019

Absolutely beautiful!!! One of the best in Pennsylvania. To bad they are closing it down what a shame!!!!

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Sat Apr 27 2019

This hike is beautiful. I wanted to hike it before I got to big I’m 14 weeks pregnant and it was slightly challenging but worth it. However I heard it is closing on Wednesday May 1st which is sad! The article I saw said people are getting hurt , just wear hiking boots , pay attention and take your time , and you will be fine . Try to hike it over the next for days if you can, you won’t be disappointed!

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blowdown
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Sat Apr 27 2019

Beautiful

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Sat Apr 20 2019

Classic PA. trail. Beautiful and treacherous at times. But they are shutting it down May 1st. So get it while the gettin’ is good.

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Sat Apr 13 2019

Rocky and all uphill. Good climb with some great falls. Heavily trafficked though.

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rocky
Sun Apr 07 2019

Great mountaineer tactical training. Steep hills but beautiful views.

Wed Jan 16 2019

Not for the faint of heart! Absolutely beautiful in the winter with the icicles! If you’re looking for an easier option than the rock scramble: at the wooden sign at the bottom of the trail go up to the right. You can get to the upper falls and then go back down the same way. I don’t recommend going down the steep rocks.

Sun Dec 09 2018

cant believe i didn't rate this trail after hike . musta been exhausting lol. Well this is worth the hype!! going back soon! i seen ladies beetin feet up like warrior's! hike in summer unless you like crisp mist

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Fri Jun 29 2018

So beautiful and well worth the crazy hike!

Thu Jun 28 2018

Great for those hot summer days! The initial climb can be pretty tricky, and the trail isn’t marked all that well, but this is a Pennsylvania classic!

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Sat Jun 16 2018

Love this hike, we do it once or twice a year. More like a climb in parts and a great workout. It is dangerous but keep your head straight and don’t leave the trail and you’ll be fine. Can be strenuous but there are lots of nice waterfalls and rocks where you can stop and rest on on your way up. Bring water! Downside: Can get a bit crowded in the summer.

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Thu Jun 14 2018

My favorite hike in the state, despite its bad reputation. Don’t act like an idiot and you’ll be fine. Beautiful falls.

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Mon Mar 05 2018

Very scenic but difficult trail. You actually trek through the stream a few times as you climb this mountain.

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Thu Feb 01 2018

Amazin hike!! Started with a hike up a stream that has numerous waterfalls. Great view of the waterfalls alongside the trail as u ascend up to the top. Coming back down is easy, once your at the top you follow the trail markers on the trees down the other side of the mountain. Very smooth going down this way. Its pretty dangerous coming back down the same path you would take to go up alongside the waterfalls (Slippery rocks and ice) .

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Sat Dec 30 2017

Came in the hopes of seeing the falls frozen and was not disappointed! Trail was pretty slippery but that's to be expected when everything is frozen over and it's snowing. made for some beautiful views. If you can get out before the falls thaw out I highly recommend it. Just bring some Yak Trax or some other type of crampons...they make a world of difference.

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Wed Nov 22 2017

Gorgeous view and steep climbing!

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Fri Nov 03 2017

beautiful walk. brought the beagle had to carry at points. rocks too tall for him to jump up on. great views water fall and a good time

Sat Oct 28 2017

Fantastic! And great for our 6 & 8 year da

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