Hike the Shades of Death Trail

Hickory Run Park Office

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jennifer White

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This beautiful hike follows along Sand Spring Run with views of waterfalls, rhododendron thickets and unique rock formations.

The trailhead and parking are available by the park office or along PA 534 by the nature center and amphitheater. This trail is beautiful and seemed to change around every bend. Sand Spring Run flows alongside the entire trail. Rock formations and rhododendron mix with remains of a logging mill and dam to add to the gorgeous environment. This trail is only a mile long but navigating around the rocks will make it seem longer. The dam would be a great place to stop for a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Shades Of Death

A really pretty trail. Pretty easy hike.

Very Easy

A short, scenic. Pretty but not difficult.

Challenging. Fun. Beautiful.

Engulfed in the woods with the stream right by your side. Good experience.

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jennifer White

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