Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Pennsylvania with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Good mix of ascents with enough flats, and pretty technical for running due to rocks and tree roots but well worth a look. I’m looking forward to doing it again but without the ice next time.

Excellent trails as this region goes. Clearly marked and well maintained. Each trail is its own independent loop offering easy access back to the parking area and the different trails offer varying levels of challenge. The peak offers some nice views and the Creek Trail crosses a peaceful, babbling brook. Old stone walls cross the hill and the remnants of what was to be a train station are there to explore. Happy hiking.

not a difficult trail. could use some more maps throughout the park. had to rely on the app multiple times to direct me through the tail options. not many lookouts, but a plethora of trails. will definitely be back to see the rest of what the park has to offer.

there were some parts of the trail that got the cardio going. It branches off a lot but from what I can tell the app keeps you on track and it's well marked. you can venture off the branches to extend your hike to northern pets of the park. I saw Mountain bikes when I was on it.

Great hike, A dusting of snow at the base and 1-2" on the shady side of the top. Upper 20s and mostly sunny. We did the loop counter clockwise without taking the spur to the lean to. 3.9 miles according to the GPS. We only saw one other pair with their dog. Numerous animal tracks in the snow. We might not have needed them but we used micro spikes on the way down and it made more secure footing.

Beautiful section of the trail. Family friendly

Did this today with a light dusting of snow on the ground. A little more slippery near the falls/tubs, but able to navigate. Lengthened the hike to 4 miles along the yellow trail by crossing the train tracks and following down falls. Was able to go along the tornado path from this past summer to see many downed trees...very crazy to see. Have done this hike in the summer, but was very enjoyable in the winter. Trail well marked and quiet.

Nice short trail, some elevation changes but an easy trail. you can extend it longer by taking different trails along it

I liked this trail. Use the app, couple tricky parts. Hunting is allowed in the park and it recommended to have some orange on you. This is not a flat trail so there will be some burn. The Bridge is out at the end by the cave but easily crossable during low water times.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

If doing this trail be prepared for wet feet, especially when the year has been extremely wet. There are a few spots where small streams appear to run right down the middle of the trail. Other than that, this is a pretty easy trail....mostly just mileage. Very pretty this time of year with the leaves off the trees and your able to see deep into the woods. The waterfall area is gorgeous!! And well worth the hike! If doing counter clockwise follow the orange blaze till you get to the water falls. Then take the red blaze to make a loop trail. There are several red blaze intersections so be sure to have some sort of map/gps to be sure your traveling in the right direction. There are two parking lots off the hard top road....one will fit maybe three cars but the larger lot will fit several vehicles.

One of the prettiest sections of the entire trail from Pitts. to DC. Has highest point on trail and very long tunnel.

Nice ride. Rockwood is a friendly little town. We parked at Markleton and biked to Rockwood got lunch and biked back. Pretty views of the river.

Super easy falls to get to. I had trouble finding the starting point to the trail but thanks to a previous review found it. It a beautiful waterfall with some cascades prior to it and below it.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice view at vista. One mile uphill; rocky climb to view, with a couple of side trails to extend the hike. Very muddy at lower elevation/start after rains day prior. Fairly heavy traffic though it was a holiday.

Highly recommend this trail, even in winter. In January, the view at the top was less stunning because all the trees are dead. But, it's a very green trail with lots of bright green moss and tons of streams and tiny waterfalls. There is an Appalachian Trail shelter with some camping spots and a port-o-potty near the start of the trail. As another reviewer recommended, I would turn left at the fork to avoid going up the steeper way. Lightly trafficked, at least this time of year, as we only ran into about 5 people during the hike.

Nice hike. I think I did the blue loop trail which is blue and orange much of the way. I started to the right of the pavilion. it was muddy early on. About mid way you have to cross the creek a few times. This would be difficult to do without getting your shoes under water. I took my shoes and socks off for 2 crossings I wouldn't have been able to do without getting my shoes wet so I was able to finish with dry socks and shoes. About 4 miles. Moderate uphill at the end. Rest of trail was not too difficult except trying to keep from getting my feet wet or muddy.

I've walked this Trail by myself and with my dog and let me tell you I've never seen so many people cleaning up after their dogs which is a very good thing the scenery was awesome the trail was nice it's a nice beginners walk

a really nice Trail to hike on I was pleased with the scenery the people cleanliness

Had a little of everything. Great few hours

I prefer the hiking trails separate from the mountain biking trails, but other than that it was a nice hike.

Great old growth trees, nice easy walk, some slight up and down hill sections, well-marked trail.

Way too muddy and the bridge to Cave Trail was out

If you need a quick fix of Mother Nature this the place convenient and very easy trails the Main trail follows the river to the Tobyhanna warter falls small in size but very powerful if your quite and still you will observe a few local residents across the waterfalls lives a giant beaver he usually chills under the boulders directly across the falls also large otters observe the little red squirrels along the trail they are very cool

Not bad hike. Very pretty in the winter. Trail is super easy to follow with cement mile markers.

Really nice, pretty trail system. There really are so many trails, all (that I saw) without blazes. Without using the app to track my route, I may have gotten lost. Be careful.

Not sure the "easy" rating is accurate. I didn't find it difficult, but if you're looking for a smooth, flat walk in the woods, this is not that.

Short hike with friends—the water made it scenic and so did the hidden gnome!

Great trail. But without this app I would of been lost. Sometimes the markings were sparse enough ( especially along the creek) that I thought I missed a marking. Trail criss crosses across a creek which can be very confusing. But, nonetheless I had a great time exploring the landscape.

hiking
21 days ago

As was indicated earlier, this is not the trailhead to the Rachael Carson trail. It is a suburban trail which would be fine if you lived nearby but it’s not worth a drive.

Very nice New Year’s Day hike after a rainy New Year’s Eve day.

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