Explore the most popular off road driving 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.

1 month ago

This was a great hike. Views are absolutely spectacular. Trails are poorly marked though.

2 months ago

Nice and secluded!

easy hike, nice view of lake.

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

off road driving
7 months ago

Awesome trail to wheel at. Brought our stock '16 Wrangler and stock '15 Grand Cherokee. All though they claim any stock SUV can handle the green trails let me assure you... A Grand Cherokee would have had it's bumper ripped off. We had a lot of fun, trail was challenging but very manageable. Stuck to the green trails.

Beautiful, I love this trail. Can be challenging but I wouldn't rate it as difficult.

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.

8 months ago

Difficult hike but well worth it. Starting out on swift run across the stream (got a wet foot crossing due to higher water) up to tower trail, down thick mountain. Thick mountain is very steep on the way down. love the mossy rocks at the end - beautiful. No great vistas as the trees are too high but beautiful trail all around. have down this quite a few times. The smell is wonderful!

beautiful territory to enjoy some Eastern Hemlocks. The climb is steep but worth it. Keep an eye out for old plane wreckage on the top of the mountain marked by a large pile of rocks on the side of the trail.

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.

10 months ago

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.

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 :)

11 months ago

Great trail!

Don't be fooled by the shorter distance, this hike is a workout. If you walk counter clockwise, the uphill after the creek is a climb; the downhill at the end can be hard on the knees.

Be prepared to get your feet just a tiny bit wet (if you're not wearing waterproof boots) at the far end of the trail. The water was high and the hopscotch rocks were under water when we were there.

Like others have mentioned, it's not a manicured path, but it's easy to follow, and I prefer a more rustic trail.

There's no "take your breath away" view, but the whole trail is gorgeous. Trash was at a minimum. I think I saw 3 bits of it on the whole hike. We didn't see a single soul the whole time, so that probably explains the cleanliness.

Overall, this is one of my favorite hikes. If you have the time, drive over the mountain to the regional office and pick up some maps and literature.

This trail was wonderful. Could use some trail maintenance. Beautiful for spring and I'm sure fall too. We hiked it in April 2017. Will definitely visit again! Was a great work out. The up hills are a bit overwhelming but totally worth it! Can't wait to go back!

11 months ago

the trail is definitely longer than it says it is. I took my son today and we ended up turning around and going back. it attaches to tower trail which isn't on this app and hemlocks trail which circles back to the parking area. we would've went further but my son ended up falling on a bunch of large rocks and hurt his knee. this trail is very rocky and it narrows at some points with a steep drop off to one side. overall a fun day. (watch for ticks also)

Never found the trailhead. Packed with ATVS.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Connects to AOAA trails

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I would say this is 7/10 difficulty. Was an interesting time finding this place and making sure I stayed on the trail for sure.

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

We always have a blast coming here a putting a beating on our rigs !! That and I like seeing all the other families out having fun wheeling it up!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

GPS Snyder-Middleswarth picnic/natural area, no problem. Just study the map a bit, you'll lose reception. Our topo of PA served after that point. Mature Hemlock give a deep woodsy feel the entire run, akin to Oregon coastal hiking. The woods smells sometimes mixed with arid desert type smells sometimes too though, as there has been scant rain this summer. Many delicate, white Aster flowers. Some scattered rhodys up the trail a good ways, not many. No vistas on Swift (valley by tiny trickle creek (Labor Day)), but a couple nice 125 y.o. Hemlock and some mature pine, nicely somewhat groomed trail, fairly rocky, no boulders, some detours around fallen trees require a bit more effort, but only 1x limbs sort of in way. Also took Kreb Gap at the T/terminus of Swift Run tr, Kreb gets real steep, about the time it gets steep, there's a tiny view back toward Tower trail which has no views, ever, but is nice switchback grade with stone steps at top 10m. Fire tower could be built for view if you bring enough structural steel. Cabin is missing too, would be cool to have history/plaque. 2.5 hours hiking time at steady relax pace. No potable water available. At noon we were the first up the trail, on the holiday w/e (spider webs ha), only 4 chickadees and a few calls high up the hill side, so very peaceful. May do again, winter snow would be awesome, so pretty on giant trees and rocks, if a bit tech.

off road driving
Monday, September 05, 2016

Definitely the most entertaining thing to do with a jeep on the east coast. There is a two vehicle minimum so mint come alone unless you are meeting a group. Trails are marked similar to ski slopes. Greens aren't very difficult for a capable vehicle, but I would recommend starting with them.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

This is an okay park for renting a pavilion and having a bbq. Not great for hiking. Trails are relatively boring and not too long. I would not travel to hike here. Fine if you are nearby.

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

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