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The terrain isn’t too rough but given the length of the hike, it can be challenging. The views make it worth it

Great hiking trail, some small inclines but
moderate enough for beginners. Gives a great view of the Delaware River!

Great hike. Trail to the top of the mountain was very steep and icy. Easy from that point forward other than the deep snow and eater covered bear meadow trail. Some fantastic views from the ridge.

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1 day ago

Great, lots of different trails. but can every one take out what you bring in! My grandson and I collected a bag of garbage on our trail hike. www.carbonfootprint.com

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2 days ago

Did a couple miles with my two 3 year olds and 4 year old. Beautiful hike, kids loved it. Would like to hike more of this trail when Elk are in rut

I did the first loop heading counter-clockwise. It's a nice moderate trail with a pretty good climb. But once I got to the gravel road (about 2 miles in) it's much less exciting. I never made it to the second loop.

I did come across a coyote in a clearing, watching me on the gravel trail.

The last mile back to the parking area is along a paved township road, this was a disappointment. But the first part was nice.

cool overlook

It’s a classic! I don’t think it’s “ hard” but I did grow up around it. Some really steep hills though and mud! Wear shoes with good tread!

Beautiful scenery and good trails with elevation gain/loss.

beautiful trail, good spot to take the kids too.

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2 days ago

Great hike with a nice picnic area at the top. Beautiful view of the river and very easy, strollable hike with the dogs. The first turn isn't marked, but other than that, it was a well marked trail

Pleasant hike with moderate incline. We hiked in and out but you can make a loop. We’ll be back for sure.

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3 days ago

Nice, easy little trail. Took a 2 and 7 year old and they did fine. Only downside is walking the highway bridge at the end, but it was a very small portion. Saw other families with small children, leashed dogs, and a jogger. Cemetery along the way was an interesting stop. Would recommend for beginners, families, or anyone looking for a quiet easy trail.

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3 days ago

Perfect warm up trail. Bit muddy when I hiked but the group I was with started at ferncliff, and it was a great trail to stretch the legs on and enjoy the forest scenery.

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3 days ago

Muddy but fun. I have nothing bad to say about this trail but it does get a little challenging during parts.

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3 days ago

Excellent trail with beautiful scenery. Came from high bridge and hit cucumber falls at the end and it was well worth it. had the gorge trail to ourselves, but the falls themselves were a little crowded since it's a popular spot right next to the road.

Absolutely beautiful hike with loads of scenic spots. the one side of the trail may be harder especially for kids, but is easily passable.

Really nice trail !!

Beautiful trail. Saw a coyote today 4/11/18. Did the loop starting toward the lake. Met another couple that said a little easier in that direction. After the lake has 3 hills. Not well marked in spots. Stay to left at top of first hill. Valley after, small bridge washed out. Hop a few rocks. Another fork after starting down second hill. Stay right. Easy to follow other than that. Enjoy.. We did. Used the app during the hike and it is accurate.

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4 days ago

Went on a hot April day, it was very nice because we weren’t under the direct sun and we’re by the water for much of the hike which made it cooler. Lots to see, but would’ve been better if we’d gone when there were leaves on the trees. Everything was a little dead. Otherwise, it was a great 2 hours hike!

flat,scenic and kid friendly

Took North and South scenic trails, which are more difficult and have a lot of sun exposure. The AT sections were easier and had coverage. Great loop. Wear sunscreen and a hat!

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4 days ago

Nice scenery but very heavily trafficked. To many people for me.

This park is truly beautiful. Lots of water features, interesting terrain. My only complaint is that some of these trails are very close to roads. While the roads may not be heavily trafficked, you still don’t feel like you are truly “in nature.” Nonetheless, I still really enjoyed hiking here and would definitely come back again in the summer when the trees are in full bloom. We started at the Worlds End trailhead next to the Park Office, took LT to Pioneer Road, Double Run Nature Trail, took the Link Trail southbound, up to the Loyalsock Canyon Vista where we stopped for lunch and then finished the LT loop back to the start.

Great hike! Steep and rocky and beautiful plus a few trees down that you climb over. Took the yellow trail to the tracks and the blue trail back. Somewhere on the way back you should cross the creek back to the yellow blazes to get to the parking lot.

I love that Peace Valley has two separate “worlds” to it. The first is the paved trail around the lake, where bicycling and pets are also allowed. It’s a very peaceful walk. My husband and I have done it a few times, typically taking some lunch with us to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables situated around the lake.

The second “world” includes the variety of nature trails that are offered, all of which are meant for foot traffic only and no pets. These are unpaved, usually grassy trails. Most trails are pretty basic, but there are some moderate paths where you’ll run into spots of swampy, muddy terrain, and a few trails may have you cross the creek (usually on stepping stones set up to allow passage). You can usually see quite a few deer, as well as some other smaller wildlife when traveling along the nature trails, which are on preserved land.

Because of the variety of trails and activities, Peace Valley is definitely my go to park.

TWO BEAT CUBS SEEN IN TRAIL. CAME WITHIN 5 feet if them.
BE CAREFUL. WAS WITHIN FIRST MILE.

hiking
4 days ago

Very rocky! Great views.

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4 days ago

This trail tracked as 13.7 miles for us. We had no trouble finding the trail at the beginning but we had some difficulty down by pioneer bridge.... and somehow tracked off course on a trail extension after also some confusion at the Miller Run Rd. Section. Some of the trail blazers are faded and the trails could use a few more signs. If we hadn’t been tracking using this app we would have been lost a couple times. That being said it is a great trail system. Lots of inclines and descents, beautiful scenery, and varied terrain. Will definitely be returning to this one!

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