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Hawk Falls Trail

MODERATE 412 reviews
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Hawk Falls Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall 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: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

snow

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Very nice trail to a pretty waterfall. Easy hike for all levels except those with disabilities. Nicely wooded.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

heed the crowd warnings! nice short walk to pretty falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Don't try to follow the black trail lines! Follow the paths that others have taken, which are also the "marked" trails. My path wasn't as crazy as it seems, GPS lost us, however we were scrambling up the hillside through moss and wet rocks.

walking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy but rocky! Falls are pretty but kind of tough to get to.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike to a pretty waterfall, not too difficult to do 3 1/2 months after foot surgery, very busy though.

hiking
2 months ago

short hike and crowded. pretty waterfall where you can get close to the flowing water. views of bridge over the small gorge were nice.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Great for a social hiker, easy going down. Pretty views, very scenic.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Went with laurenzos. Not difficult. Very crowded. Nice waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Too crowded. Lots of dogs (we had our dog as well). Suggest avoiding on a long weekend. Walk was good, falls were nice, kid friendly, but the serenity was ruined by the crowds who didn’t really seem to understand the “enjoying nature” aspect of a hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the hawk falls and the boulder trail, the two entrances are across the street from each other. Cool trails with great scenery, the only downside is that this place gets ridiculously crowded.

3 months ago

This trail was crowded on a Monday afternoon. We included the Orchard Loop Trail to make it a nice length for our kids. Falls are beautiful. Saw some bear tracks and scat, but no bear.

hiking
3 months ago

I went around 11am on a Saturday with my 6 yr old, boyfriend and dog. Place was UNBELIEVABLY crowded. Must have seen about 100 people Parking was so full people parked on the road. I couldnt walk more than 10 feet without having to move/make room for people to pass or to fit on the trail. Signs say no swimming but everyone was dragging down bathing suits and towels. When we did get to the falls, couldn't really enjoy them because of all the people who were crowding on it, sadly.

hiking
3 months ago

Short, easy trail to do with kids.

hiking
3 months ago

A really nice trail! The trick is to go as early as possible to get the falls to yourself.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

This trail is pretty easy and quick to complete. However we detoured I to another trail which is probably for someone more experienced. Very nice though!

hiking
3 months ago

I would say this trail is more easy than moderate. My wife, two teenage sons, and 8-year-old poodle had no trouble at all navigating the well-marked trail, which is in good condition. The waterfall is lovely and can be accessed from several points. We had packed our lunches so we rested by the falls and enjoyed the cool breeze and scenery. Afterward we continued on the lower portion of the trail along the river through an amazing bower of rhododendrons, which formed an arch over the trail. Hiking back to the parking area is uphill but not too strenuous. The only drawback is that the trail is very popular, so don’t expect to have it to yourself.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

nice and easy wall but waaaaaay too busy. actually saw someone bringing in a cooler and pop up canopy today. the guy behind him had some kind of food in a tin foil tray. this is what you can encounter here.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Easy walk with the right shoes for all ages. We brought hiking carrier but would’ve been fine with a soft carrier for toddler. Beautiful falls. Busy trail. Took 30min for us.

hiking
4 months ago

Severely crowded.

hiking
4 months ago

Very crowded & hard to find parking. A lot people swimming all over the place. It was a hot weekend day. The trail was nice and easy to hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful area, however overcrowded is an understatement. People are constantly partying in the various waterfalls spread out along the trail.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Pretty decent little hike for a state park. While my group was there we ran into the Student Conservation Association taking care of the trails (I.e.- Building stone staircases, re-graveling rock paths, and cleaning up brush). We were there on a sunny Friday morning and it got pretty busy by the falls. The view was awesome and although it says no swimming, almost every single person came in with a swimming suit and towels. Brace yourself if you decide to go in, the water is freezing!

hiking
4 months ago

Okay

hiking
4 months ago

Went on a Saturday around 2 pm. It was a great little hike but very very crowded. We could even take a picture of the waterfall there were so many people around it. There’s also a lot of other small places to access the water which were less crowded and our dog loved.

recorded Recording - Jul 14, 06:25 PM

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Collado is here.. Great place to cool off.. Cold waters..

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