Lake Nockamixon Area Trail

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Lake Nockamixon Area Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Perkasie, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles
383 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


cross country skiing



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

road biking

trail running






wild flowers


Nockamixon Park is 5,286-acres big featuring a 1,450-acre Lake great for canoeing, kayaking, or fishing. The lake is open to boating and fishing 24 hours a day and the park is open sunrise to sunset. The park has an good amount of attractions and can be slightly crowded in the summer near the more public areas. the park does not allow swimming in the lake but does offer use of the pool. Perhaps one of the greatest trails (though there are many) is the new mountain biking trail off of Tower road. While the trail is still considered to be under construction by Valley Mountain Bikers (the club responsible for building this awesome trail) it is typically open (except for extreme weather). The trail is approximately 8.5 miles featuring varying degrees of difficulty. Depending on the bikers skill level it can take almost 3 hours to complete the whole loop but most bikers with a hand full of trails under their belt can get it done in under 2 hours.

3 days ago

I finally registered an account for the sole purpose to warn others from wasting their time here. Beyond muddy after the wet summer we have had, not one or two spots, for miles. Road noise, boat noise, overgrown in the spots not muddy and very buggy. To top it off, not scenic despite being lakeside. Nothing to make it worth the trouble-letdown!

1 month ago

great for kayaking

2 months ago

Great area to hike and fish

2 months ago

Took the Old Mill Trail from the gravel lot on Deerwood Lane to the river crossing and then through the woods to the Quarry Trail. Stopped for lunch with hammocks next to the lake and followed Quarry Trail back along the lake and back onto Old Mill Trail. Old Mill Trail was pretty muddy after a heavy rain on previous day, but manageable with waterproof hiking boots. Not a very scenic trail, but wide and well maintained. Frequent horse manure. Saw a few fishermen and other hikers, but not many. Old Mill Trail had pretty wildflowers and butterflies were abundant. Even the walk back along the lake didn’t afford many views. Nice trail, with gradual inclines, but not much to see.

2 months ago

Great hike. Deeper in the woods was a bunch of muddy spots but is drying out. Kids ages 13, 11 and 7 did the hike with no complaints! Good trail but can get turned around easily.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike. I did not go to the mountain area due to Turkey hunting season but will definitely try next time. You can also go boating in this area. All the sailboats where a pleasure to watch.

10 months ago

easy hike, nice view of lake.

11 months ago

easy hike. Trail loops for 5 miles. It's also used as a biking trail.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The walk along the lake side is shaded, the other side is pretty sunny( bring sunscreen) Starts off paved, then leads into the forested trails.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great with my dog. We were not prepared for creek crossing today, so we did small loop twice. Have enjoyed on horseback, as well. Can be muddy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice trail, relatively easy though. Very limited parking at the trail head based on direction from all trails. Parked in lot 2 and had to take a side trail along the lake to get to the trail head. Trail is wide and horses use it, so watch out for the "biscuits". It was also muddy in quite a few spots. If you go after it rains, your gonna get very muddy.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

This park is great for easy, beginning hikers. It is beautiful during all seasons, especially the autumn. Grab a map and do all the various trails they have (they have way more trails than the loop listed here :D). WARNING: Check for ticks, especially if taking your kanine friend! I pulled off 5 ticks just from my dogs head on the car ride home! GREAT PLACE FOR beginner KAYAKING :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

I've been coming to Nocamixon my whole life as it was a tradition for my dad and his dad that he passed on to share with me. I have done this beautiful trail many of times and each time gets more beautiful. Very peaceful.

scenic driving
Monday, January 23, 2017

not for off road "driving" biking only

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Waterfall is actually a dam,
does anyone know where the active waterfall is?

off road driving
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Off road trails closed to motorized vehicles.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

fun, quiet, beautiful a challenging run.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Easy and enjoyable. Nice woods, waterfall. I gave it a 4 because it was a little muddy and slippery in places.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Very pleasant. Easy hiking with nice views and a small water fall

Friday, September 11, 2015

Perfect spot to camp locally, boat, or view scenery. Has two separate 1ish mile hikes but theyre mpre walks than hikes (you can do in flip flops). Great places to take photos, especially in the fall

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Elephant trail red was a little boring but was a nice walk in the woods with the dog.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Nice park. Have done various 5ks here!

Monday, November 19, 2012

did a sunrise ride this morning, gorgeous. I've been through twice before but last time I was in town the trails were closed following super mega ultra storm Sandy. they're open now due to the efforts of valley mountain bikers, and what must have been an army of volunteers. thanks everybody. the damage was extensive, the cleanup must have been too.
go check it out. has trail maps and condition reports.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lake Nockamixon provides for a variety of activities over the span of a large State Park. You can picnic and watch sailboats by the marina, hike and birdwatch along numerous trails, check out the Cormorants by the boat rental or even participate in the many "car meets" setup in the park throughout the summer. The marina is my favorite part to check out sailboats, watch seagulls and sparrows and just relax along the lake.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trails are open, the club did an awesome job. Everything is marked pretty well. Switchbacks, creek crossings, pine forests, cedar forests, trails along the lake-good stuff. Wear bright colors Monday through Saturday, it's hunting land too. Went twice, the second weekend was considerably more busy than the first, the word is out. (maybe I shouldn't be writing this)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I didn't really care for these trails. They are poorly marked and not kept up with.

mountain biking
Friday, June 24, 2011

Nocks has an awesome Mountain Biking trail off of Tower Road. The 8.5 mile loop is still considered to be under construction by Valley Mountain Bikers (the club responsible for building this awesome trail) but is typically open (except for extreme weather). The trail featurs varying degrees of difficulty. Depending on the bikers skill level it can take almost 3 hours to complete the whole loop but most bikers with a hand full of trails under their belt can get it done in under 2 hours.

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