Explore the most popular historic site 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.

Well maintained trail which is well marked. This trail is definitely more of a moderate rating versus easy. Nice hike mainly through wooded area with some small creeks. The kids enjoyed counting the little bridges (16). There are some parts of the trail that are along steep inclines. I wish that there was a historical marker by the monument stone with information about it. Also, the Tri-State Connecter path was extremely muddy from all of the rain that we've had lately. Finally, the parking lot on Arc Corner Road is pretty small just as an FYI. Overall, we really enjoyed our hike.

We went to this trail and planned on backpacking but there was a big sign that said camping was prohibited on PA state game lands and also signs about public hunting taking place. Kind of freaked us out so we went somewhere else. Trail looked narrow but well marked and there was a public parking lot.

awesome simple trail with reward at the top. can be shorterned.

Good trail. Picked a bad day full of rain but the trail is so well-kept.

I only hiked about 3.5 miles in because of limited daylight. Trail is VERY well marked. Yellow blazes mark the trail from the parking lot to the main NCT. After that, follow the blue blazes. I never questioned if I was following the proper pathway. Beautiful autumn hike. I did not see one other human the entire 3.5 miles in or the 3.5 miles back to the car.

Did a section of the Standing Stone Trail on Jacks Mountain. Glorious vistas along it including the Throne Room. This trail was ranked 2016 trail of the year in PA

hiking
1 month ago

Very cool

Short walk but tricky on wet leaves and logs once you leave the paved path. Saw a bald eagle which was nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but be aware that you cannot complete the loop with the dam construction going on. We did this hike Thanksgiving morning and when we got to the bridge over the dam it was fenced off and we had to turn around.

Looks very uninteresting at first, but this trail will surprise you. Wear waterproof shoes/rainboots if you have them.

A local gem with numerous cut-and-paste options whether your start point is White Clay Preserve (PA), White Clay Nature Center (DE), or the Arc Monument. Credit the builders of the loop trail to the Tri-State Monument. It is a gorgeous walk of easy ups and downs thru quiet little valleys in a magnificent forest. Hard to believe it’s only 3 miles to the bustle of Newark, DE! Without blazes all over the place, local trail intersections are well marked. With a map nobody should get lost.

great surface...great views..we ran only 5 miles on it but enjoyed the run!

A nice and relaxing trail. It's scenic and close to town.

did a few times with the wife and kids

The colder it gets the better this trail gets. Winter gem.

hiking
2 months ago

Like in previous comments, the tails are very easy to follow and there is a posted map at various points along the trails. The paths do not have blazes to follow if you prefer these types of markings.

easy, well maintained trail. Part of it is paved and the other part is manicured nicely. You can bring a stroller and dogs as long as they are on a lease. Touching stories of those who fought back on the bottom of the trail and beautiful overlook of the crazh site at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike very informative however if your following the book from the visitor center this map is not entirely correct.

Easy trail with modest elevation change, half mile from Pagoda to historic Peace Rock painted on the cliffs on Mount Penn during the Anti Vietnam war movement and back to the Pagoda. Forest setting.

hiking
2 months ago

The hike was very easy. unfortunately the Lake has been drained this past summer, so the views were not as pretty as they couldve been. Would love to come back when the lake bed isn't empty.

trail running
3 months ago

nice place with some awesome history

mountain biking
3 months ago

Excellent trail. Take the bus from Jim Thorpe to White Haven or make reservations on the scenic bike train to get to White Haven. Pack a lunch and plenty of water and enjoy your bike ride back to Jim Thorpe. It is a great 25 mile ride through scenic views and many mini waterfalls. My husband and I do this trip 1-3 times per year. It is well worth our 90 minute drive to Jim Thorpe from NJ.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of different things to do and see. Gorgeous overlooks of the water and forest as well as stunning rock formations. Very good hike, definitely gets you working. You can pick up multiple different trails based on what you're looking for.

Wasn’t very well marked... some of the marker were actually split into pieces. Saw a lot of wildlife and only 1 other hiker while on the trail.

3 months ago

I DO NOT recommend this trial.

1. The “directions” take you to the bus drop off, not the parking lot.
2. There is no trail where the map says there is.
3. There are “no backpacks” signs all over the “trails” (I.e. the walk between the parking and visitors center)
4. No signs pointing to ANY trailheads. I walked about for 1 mike trying to find something even consulting the park maps and using the GPS in all trials to find the trailhead.
5. This one is my personal preference, but too many people not being considered of others (smoking, yelling, etc).

Lovely trail through the woods and little creeks winding through. My husband and I have been hiking for a while. I'm not sure I agree with the rating of easy on this one. Due the the narrowness and incline of the path, I'm thinking moderate is likely a better description. Either way, very doable and enjoyable.

the reason I'm giving it 4 stars in not five is because the trail markers were not marked very well but the actual Trail was amazing

Good trail, nice incline and can be technical at times but mostly low key. Great for kids and families. Great bolder for the kids to play on...the tower has spectacular views! Climb to the top to see the beautiful scenery. Will be back to try different trails!

This is a nice find in the Exton area, on an abandoned road with wooded trails and an elevated view of Route 30 and Immaculata University. I enjoyed the flat wooded road, but I did not follow the off road trail as recorded here. I went past a couple of interesting looking houses and an old barn that might belong to the nearby Church Farm School and I continued on Old Valley Rd. There’s a trail past the old barn with elevation that leads to a few other trails. I followed one trail that leads out behind houses on Spring Valley Rd.

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