Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Buggiest trail I've been on in a long time. No standing water, so where the gnat-like bugs came from is a mystery. Would be a great mountain bike trail; bugs couldn't catch you. This would be a wonderful trail in the fall, or spring.

Nice trail, a bit buggy, but a nice trail to walk.

trail running
3 days ago

10/10 trail run. 100% runnable. Rooty and craggy, be careful. Fell 1x and tripped 6x. Beautiful fern forest, diverse and well marked / cleared trail. Top views and rocks at the end. Be careful timber rattlers here at the rocks overlook please check your surroundings before taking in the views. If you choose to scramble on the rocks check hand and foot placements carefully. 4.4 miles minimal elevation change. Perfect perfect perfect.

Very pretty but quite muddy

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on a humid Sunday evening. The trail was empty with only a few people at the falls. The trail to the falls is easy, but getting to the pools below is definitely challenging. Not sure if there’s an easier way to get to the bottom. The water is very cold but refreshing and the scenery is fantastic.

I love this trail. It is a peaceful place and a great trail.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice to get lost among the tall hemlocks for a while. I read reviews before I went, especially about climbing over downed trees, but there were a lot more and they were more difficult than I expected. We did counter clockwise to go up the mountain on the switchbacks. It was a climb but manageable. The decent gets pretty steep and you have to watch your step with so many twigs on the ground it’s easy to lose your footing. Watch for the plane crash at the top, still several pieces of wreckage you will notice on the right. Decent trail but nothing too amazing to make me feel like I need to do it again.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail..marked really good..2 overlooks. Warrens Window and Canyon Vista. 4.7 miles took me almost 4 hours with a few stops.

hiking
11 days ago

Very easy hike to see a beautiful waterfall. However, this time of year there were a ton of people there swimming and blocking the path. Would go again later in the year.

hiking
11 days ago

Really easy trail. Hardest part was walking back up the hill to the car. I would not recommend going after it has rained. Definitely muddy near the bottom. Good for dogs and even kids.

hiking
11 days ago

We love this trail and have hiked it repeatedly. It's a lovely stream walk through lush foliage. Part of the fun is that the trail crisscrosses Roaring Run repeatedly. Like 25 times. If there has been rain, it may be difficult to remain dry-shod on a couple of the crossings. Take poles or grab a walking stick so you can balance on rocks and logs to cross. Download a map of the Roaring Run Natural Area so you can see the various parking options. Also, you can easily make this a loop by linking up with other trails you will see on the map. The Roaring Run Trail itself is not steep, but it is muddy and rocky in places. If you connect with other trails for a loop, there are some steeper bits as you climb out of the valley where the stream is. Avoid the Painter's Rock Trail out of the valley unless you want some serious hill climbing on a narrow, rocky, rarely used trail. In summer, long pants and insect repellent are strongly advised, as on any woodland trail in PA. If you access the trail from County Line Road, smaller kids can do the first part of this hike, but they will get wet, because why not? When they get tired, turn around and go back. You have to walk in a ways to get to the stream. Maybe half a mile? But then it's a stream walk all the way up the trail until you intersect the Hillside Trail at the head of the valley. Big happy water-loving dogs will be in heaven.

love this place

As the other reviewers said, the trail is not well marked and it is very muddy. That being said, the hike is well worth the extra effort. The scenery is beautiful and the creek is full of fish and other wildlife.

What a gem! Loved the cross country feel of this run and the scenery is pristine!

hiking
14 days ago

Today was a great hike. The blue markings on the trees were easy to follow and the views throughout were beautiful. Took us about 3 hours.
We enjoyed the babbling brooks throughout the tails. Mostly shaded. The vistas are well worth the hike to see.

nature trips
15 days ago

I didn’t go on the actual hike, but we checked out the field and the boards by it. Definitely worth coming to because it was an awesome view and it had interesting history. Check it out!

trail running
15 days ago

I love running this trail. Very well marked. Difficulty level varies depending on what side you are on. Some days the run calls for steep and rocky terrain. Some days it calls for a nice flow with some rolling hills. Or run the whole thing and get the best of both worlds. Plenty of bathroom, porta potty, stops. Two thumbs up.

At first, we were reluctant of this trail, because it took forever to get to from our car and the hiking path was difficult to find as we were taken through the main parking lot across a road, through cabins, etc. I recommend doing the loop in the other direction than we did it, starting at the Hemlock Trail which begins near the bridge.

The water features on this hike are definitely a highlight. We also enjoyed the hemlock old growth forest. We had no idea this existed.

Not much to see, but good facilities at the beachfront area.

20 days ago

My son and i do many different trails and decided for an easy walk to hawk falls and we were pretty disappointed when we got to the falls and found a huge group of people with coolers of beer and even a grill going. Music blasting etc. We couldn’t even get to the water to cool off. Please don’t get me wrong i love bbq’s and some cold beer but i believe there is a time and place. Personally i don’t feel the trails are the place to be partying especially when people bring small children for the experience and to come up to that was very disappointing. .

best on cooler days as only small sections are tree covered.

The trail was poorly marked and it was extremely muddy. Scenery was pretty.

hiking
21 days ago

I see a lot of people complaining about the amount of hikers on this trail. The key is to get there earlier and avoid them. My family and I had the whole trail to ourselves on a gorgeous June morning and were able to explore all of the little paths off to the side. We did not see another person until we headed back. We had a blast! Bring Crocs or water shoes to wade in the water but wear sneakers for the hike due to the rockiness.

Hard to get lost on this one... blazes every where! Nice hike with two vistas and the rock garden is pretty neat as well.

hiking
24 days ago

We went through the whole trail in about an hour. it was very crowded though, with tourists. all in all. easy trail.

hiking
24 days ago

We took our five and eight year old children on this trek. It was quite the challenge as it took over three hours with their little legs. Using a fitness tracker, we clocked in 7.22 miles! The kids were good spirited about it and felt proud at the end of the hike. I would not recommend taking young children if they do not have the right attitude that day! Bring plenty of healthy snacks and water to keep them motivated!

We hike the white and blue trails , like other people have commented some spots are not marked good but with the help of the state park trail maps we found our way ok and you can use your GPS nice hike enjoyed the trail through the woods and by the falls, watch lots of leaves and pine needles can be slippery especially on the steep trails

walking
26 days ago

A nice trail to go running on. For the people that like more adventure kind of boring. A nice trail along the water

Amazing views!!! My legs were pretty tired by the time we reached mars. Saw some turkeys and a black rat snake along the way.

hiking
27 days ago

pretty trail with lots of springs and streams. wet for sure but wasn't very muddy. wear pants - lots of thorny plants at ankle level.

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