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
Show More
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

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

A favorite

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

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.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

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

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Explore Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park

162 Saves

Hike the Shades of Death Trail

178 Saves

Hike to Tank Hollow Vista

137 Saves