Hike to Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park

Hawk Falls Trailhead

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.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Camera
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RT Distance 0.7 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

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Family Friendly

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

Brilliantly Easy

The hike was incredibly easy and safe for kids of all ages. Once you have parked in the designated parking area off rte.534 the trail head is easily visible and takes maybe a total of 15 or so minutes to get to the main attraction. Google mapping the trail head is also possible and will lead you right to the parking area.

Fun cliff Jumping

Great place to swim and jump off the rocks. Several different height options including a safer 5ft one for kids. Just be careful to only jump into the deepest point.


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