Hike the Sugar Run Trail

Rate this Adventure Pennsylvania Sugar Run Trail

Added by Adam Ryan

This is just a few minutes up from Cucumber Falls and completely worth checking out.

This trail connects Old Mitchell Trail to Johnathan Run Trail. It is a short but fun hike down to the falls. We parked by the helicopter landing field and the trail head was right by the entrance to the parking lot.

The hike down to the falls was nice and easy, but coming back up was tough. The trails are all well kept and are marked with orange blazes. When you get to the bottom of the trail there is a series of waterfalls and spots to wade in the water.

We got too excited when we saw the first fall and wandered off the trail. Trying to get to the other side was a pain and lead to some compromising situations with a lot of cursing. If you find yourself in this similar situation, hop back on the trail and follow it some more. There is a bridge that will get you to the other side of the stream and save you some aggravation.

This is a great spot and I can't wait to see it here in the fall.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Good boots or shoes
  • Food
  • Camera
  • A hammock if you have one
  • Swim trunks (in the summer)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.6 Miles

Features:

Dog Friendly
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Waterfall

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Adam Ryan

I am a father, photographer, and explorer of all things interesting. I'm constantly struggling with the urge to fall off the grid and go into the wild.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike Up the Appalachian Trail at Lehigh Gap

Pennsylvania / Lehigh Gap East Parking Area

Lehigh Gap was formed by the Lehigh River carving a large hole in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

David Goundie
4 Saves

Hike the Wissahickon Gorge: Valley Green and Two Meadows Loop

Pennsylvania / Wissahickon Gorge: Two Meadows Loop

The Wissahickon Gorge offers beautiful hiking without even having to leave the Philadelphia city limits.

Mike Servedio
11 Saves

Hike the White Trail in Ridley Creek State Park

Pennsylvania / Ridley Creek State Park - Pavilion #9

The white trail is the only true loop hike in the park. Strangely enough, it has no official trailhead. You can gain access to the trail from either Pavilion/picnic are #9 or Pavilion/picnic area #16.

John Maurizi
7 Saves