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5 miles

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1000 ft

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Added by Adrienne Tyler

If you are looking for a short day hike to see waterfalls or hike some of the nearby trails, I would definitely stop by Glen Onoko. It is definitely an underrated park. The main attraction is the waterfall that cascades down the mountain in Jim Thorpe. The trail can be kind of difficult. Ricketts Glen is an easy paved path compared to this I'd say. Once you get to the top of the waterfall you can continue back down or choose to find a trail that leads back to more familiar territory. I took a side trail near the top of the waterfall that ended up completely taking us down the mountain above the railroad tracks where we found old foundations to possibly some homes. Other attractions there include an old railroad tunnel that is cool to check out and there is a trail that leads to the top of the mountain above the tunnel. There is also a road for biking that takes you along the gorge all the way to Weatherly, Pa. BEWARE of snakes(apparently there are issues with snakes here) and watch where you walk. There are many dangerous drops and irresponsible people have really hurt themselves here before.

The trail for the falls is pretty easy to find, you kind of have to do some exploring in order to figure the place out. There are not really any official trails and I suggest you research some. I've found some cool ones online.

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