Hike to Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park



0.7 miles

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Added by John Maurizi

This accessible and beautiful falls trail is a must-do for hikers in the area or passing through. Amble through the trees of Hickory Run State Park and enjoy the view of Hawk Falls.

Hawk Falls is located in Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania in the Poconos Mountains. The trail is mostly downhill, with some slippery sections so wear adequate shoes and take caution when you approach the falls. A rock outcrop at the top of the falls makes for a great lookout point. The 0.7 out-and-back trail is a good option for families as it is fairly short and manageable for hikers of all skill-levels.

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6 months ago

Nice Walk

A good walk for the area. The access is easy and the trail is easy walking until the last hundred yards or so, but you can view the falls from above if you are unable to go down. It can be crowded during the summer, and I have seen people being cited for swimming in the past.

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10 months ago

Fun but Crowded

When we went a couple years ago, this hike was fun and we got some good pictures along the way. However, it was extremely crowded and there were people climbing all over the falls so we were never able to get a good picture of just the falls. I suggest going early morning to avoid this!

A favorite

I absolutely love this short easy stroll to the waterfall/swimming hole in Hickory Run State Park.


almost 3 years ago

Hiking to Hawk Falls at Dawn

We started this hike at 7:30am and had the entire trail to ourselves. We took our time and enjoyed the sound of the water. This is not a difficult hike, though in order to get to the top of the water fall you have to scale some of the cliffs on the sides. Really beautiful and clean.

Family Friendly

Hiking this trail is accessible for a wide range of ages. Not too steep but still had exciting topography.

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