Stairway Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Milford, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

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hiking
6 days ago

A lightly trafficked path… A relatively straight line through the forest, with a few muddy sections and some log bridges.. Then you take a left turn and reach the lake, which is pristine. A great spot to stop for lunch or read a book.

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25 days ago

Beautiful trail. It wasn’t a particularly difficult trail, easily managed it with kids. The lake is amazing and there’s a gorgeous overlook with seating at the top.

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blowdown
bridge out
bugs
1 month ago

Peaceful, not super challenging trail apart from crossing few streams. You’ll have to walk on some improvised, man-made bridges. Fresh air on high altitude and great environment to put your mind at ease. It’s a bit rocky, so pay extra attention to the ground and wear appropriate shoes. Running not suggested. Watch out for ticks and use the deer insect repellent, as already in the start of the trail they’ll be all over you. The lake in the end of the hike looked amazing. Limited parking space, however there’s a bigger one 2-3minutes away.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike to a beautiful secluded lake. Nice overlook as well. Social distancing score of a B+ as we crossed paths with 8 people during the hike. Great for kids, our 4yo did fine.

2 months ago

Hi my name is Taylor and I just won't you people to know that you guys can go camping thear if you have to I don't recommended it and go fishing thear it's a cool trail I like it

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail. Not many people every time I’ve been. View of the Mongaup is worth the walk.

walking
blowdown
scramble
2 months ago

The best out and back trail to date. Not many views walking in, but the lake a the view from the cliff was amazing. looking towards the Mangaup valley. The sights we see that was created for all of us to enjoy it breath taken.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun short trail with a great view at the end. It was a bit wet in some parts with logs or stones over creeks that got a bit slick and would definitely be very slippery if the day was colder, but we managed without a problem. We loved the lush moss in the first part of the trail, a certain sign that it is not heavily used.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

A fun hike through a forest then up an old dirt road. The trail was rocky which is not unexpected in this region. One must watch where you put your feet. End of August it was dry with a few slightly damp areas. A beautiful lake at the en and great view although there is a campsite there which had campers. They did not mind us observing the view.

hiking
9 months ago

A hidden treasure. Amazing fishing and views.

hiking
muddy
Sun Mar 24 2019

Pretty flat trail with cool body of water at the end with a view over the Delaware. We went off trail to see some waterfalls.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sat Mar 16 2019

This was a really fun trail, I want to come back in the summer! There isn't much to see for the first mile. Its surprisingly swampy (I would expect wet feet and a lot of bugs in the summer) for 3/4 of a mile and then it turn onto an old dirt road. There is a nice little waterfall just before the lake 100 yards to the right. We cooked out lunch at a well build stone fire pit at the top that over looked the river. Apparently camping is allowed at the top with a permit (free), might do that next time. There are also a few blue stone mines in the area but we didn't see any of them.

Sun Sep 16 2018

The view at top is nice, of the Delaware river.

backpacking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Fun cool lake

hiking
Sun Jul 08 2018

fun hike through forest

fishing
Fri Mar 23 2018

It was worth doing once, but for the effort of bringing all the equipment to fish, it wasn’t worth it.

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