Hike the Shades of Death Trail in Hickory Run State Park
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The wind in the pines, the flowering rhododendron, the rushing river, cascading waterfall--and a very very old graveyard where victims of the 1849 flood were buried.
The Shades of Death Trail will show you some of the best of the Pennsylvania wilderness in one easy hike. You can enjoy the peaceful forest setting, the energizing river, and the beautiful falls. Take a moment to be grateful for life at the graveyard where victims of the 1849 flood were buried. The 1.1 mile out-and-back hike is ideal for families.
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