Best fishing trails in Pennsylvania

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Map of fishing trails in Pennsylvania
Top trails (137)
#1 - Hornbecks Creek (Indian Ladders) Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
One of the hidden treasures of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is undoubtedly Hornbecks Creek Trail, known to some locals as Indian Ladders. Visitors will be delighted to discover an old road-bed trail that meanders along Hornbecks Creek. Once you've arrived at the first waterfall, which by itself is worth the trip, the trail becomes a bit more narrow and rugged. The "ladder" sequence of waterfalls following the first will keep your enthusiasm high. The trail ends at Emery Road. Show more
#2 - Kildoo Trail
McConnells Mill State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
This trail is a combination of the Alpha Pass Trail at the northern end of the park that follows the creek to the Old Mill. After the Old Mill the Kildoo Trail makes up the McConnell's Mill State Park Trail.Show more
#3 - Lake Galena Hike and Bike Trail
Peace Valley Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Peace Valley offers 14 miles of nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. Doylestown is nearby and offers many great restaurants and historical sites of interest. The town also has several bed and breakfasts. The trails vary from mown grass paths to remote, moderately technical trails through the woods. Some paths are mowed or graveled and have bridges or stone steps at creek crossings. Others are more "primitive." Nice, peaceful surroundings and plenty of lakeviews. Water and restrooms are available.Show more
#4 - Minister Creek Trail
Allegheny National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Good variety of vegetation, large rocks, and beautiful streams. White diamonds and blue tree markings show the trail route. The trail is well maintained and provides a variety of hills as well as some flat stretches warranting its moderate rating. There is a variety of terrain and even differences in the layout of the forest. If you're camping at the overlook don't forget to carry in water from either the campground or the stream. Camping at the overlook provides several large sites good for both tents and hammocks. Deerlick camp, at the end of an offshoot trail on the East side, is inaccessible due to some downed trees that haven't been cleaned up and what appears to be beavers. Both seem to have caused the creek to damn making the campsites inaccessible. Therefore you'll need to camp at the junction with the North Country National Scenic Trail or at the bridge on the South East side of the trail close to the Middle Loop Junction.Show more
#5 - High Cliffs
Tohickon Valley Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
There are 22 campsites and 2 group camping areas at this park. Bucks County also operates a swimming pool seasonally. there is a small fee for both of these activitiesShow more
#6 - Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Highland Trail)
Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that the trail is not marked well. Show more
#7 - Old Mill Trail
Nockamixon State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
This park may experience temporary closures such as the parking lot and it may be difficult to find the trailhead. Please check the following site for more information: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/NockamixonStatePark/Pages/default.aspx Part of this trail is on a trail in a hunting region. Remember to wear your florescent orange. The full trail is approximately 8.5 miles featuring varying degrees of difficulty. Depending on the biker's skill level it can take almost 3 hours to complete the whole loop but most bikers with a handful of trails under their belt can get it done in under 2 hours. Nockamixon Park is a 5,286-acres area 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 a 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 is the new mountain biking trail off of Tower road. While the trail is still considered to be under construction by Valley Mountain Bikers, it is typically open (except for during extreme weather). Accessibility: There is a combination of paved asphalt and unpaved dirt trails in this park. The paved trails are most accessible for wheelchairs/mobility equipment and strollers, and are typically at least five feet wide. The paved portions are estimated to end at about 0.4 miles out heading clockwise. The slope in this section is estimated to typically be mostly gently (5% grade or less) with one steep (12% grade or less) uphill section near the start. If completing the full loop the grade is estimated to be moderately steep with one very steep (over 12% grade) downhill section at about the 4.9 mile mark. Trail goers using mobility equipment may need additional assistance past the 0.4 mile mark and may need to avoid the area at about the 4.9 mile mark when heading clockwise. There are two designated wheelchair-accessible parking spots at the small paved trailhead lot on the north end with a shared striped access aisle.Show more
#8 - Christman, Falls, and Cove Ridge Trails
Beltzville State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Beltzville State Park has several trails, with these three grouped together, a 5+ mile loop on the northeast side of the lake, located near Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Christman is a 2.5mi loop, relatively flat, with a .5 mile alternate route down a ravine. It may also be biked or skied. Falls and Cove Ridge trails are moderately more difficult, with some rocky terrain heading up past the waterfalls, and a steep, but short, climb beyond.Show more
#9 - Core Creek Park Trail
Core Creek County Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
There are easy mountain bike trails and horse trails here as well as hiking trails. This is a great place to flat-water kayak or canoe. It is about 175 acres in size with small inlets and coves throughout. It is also very good for fishing and is stocked with trout annually. Bird watchers will find many different species of birds including a nesting pair of Bald Eagles at the far end of the lake ( PLEASE do not disturb them!). The only wheelchair and stroller accessible areas are alongside the paved roads because the trails are often narrow (less than three feet) and uneven with broken boardwalks, or roots in the path.Show more
#10 - Ferncliff Trail
Ohiopyle State Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 56 m
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