• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

Forest
River
Scenic

Take a relatively easy hike that leads to a beautiful panoramic vista overlooking the Lehigh River.

This is a simple, short hike to a fantastic vista looking out over the Lehigh River Gorge.

The trailhead for the hike to Tank Hollow Vista is along Behrens Road just outside of Jim Thorpe, PA. Most of the hike is on state game lands. If the gate is open from the first lot, you can shorten this hike to just under a mile by driving down the game land road.

If the gate is not open, park in the lot just off of the Behrens Road. You will have to walk a little over a mile on the game land road. This part of the hike is not terribly scenic but the payoff is worth it.

After descending a small hill along the road after about a mile (if the first gate is open, you can drive to a small parking area just at the top of this hill, making your hike much shorter), look for a trail on the right side that goes into the woods. (You should turn at N 40 56.740,  W 075 41.513 if using GPS.) Follow this path for just under half of a mile and arrive at beautiful Tank Hollow Vista. 

Pack a lunch and enjoy taking in the view from the rock outcrops!  

Pack List

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
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Short hike! I found it hard to find the entrance to the trail but the view was amazing! Watch out for snakes and bears ! We saw a snake and we saw a black bear!

4 months ago
4 months ago

Mike Servedio

Hiker, backpacker, and photographer based out of Philadelphia.

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