Top Adventures in Jim Thorpe

  • Bike the Lehigh Gorge Trail: Lock #2

    It was a rainy day, which brings along mud (but I think mountain biking is better in the rain and mud anyways).Enter the trail by going through the county parking lot and to the left end under the bridge. The trail starts along the tracks and you...

    4 miles

  • Bike the Switchback Trail around Mauch Chunk Lake Park

    The trail entrance can be found by going up Broadway and taking Hill Road to the right at the Opera House. At the top of Hill Road will be the entrance to the trail; there is a nice little wooden sign so you don't miss it. This trail can be hike...

    11 miles

  • Hike to Glen Onoko Falls

    *Again, this hike is CURRENTLY CLOSEDThere are several WRONG ways to do this trail. Follow these simple instructions to get the most out of all Glen Onoko has to offer: Parking: Parking in the correct location is the most important step to this tr...

    4.1 miles 987 ft gain

  • Hike to Tank Hollow Vista

    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 i...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Falls Trail at Beltzville State Park

    At the Christman Trailhead, hike a quick, flat 2.5 miles following the yellow trail markers through farm meadows and birch forests to the Falls Trail loop/intersection. Here hike the Falls trail which is a 0.5 mile loop that links back to the 2.5 ...

    5.5 miles

  • Hike to Bake Oven Knob

    The trail is VERY rocky and stepping up the rocks requires proper footwear. From the beginning of the trail, hike until you reach an opening filled with rocks and boulders. Stay to the left of this and you will see the unmarked trail continue. Aft...

    0.76 miles

  • Hike Up the Appalachian Trail at Lehigh Gap

    Lehigh Gap was formed by the Lehigh River carving a large hole in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. One side is owned and operated by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and has some great hikes, but this side is government-owned. Parking for t...

    2.5 miles 730 ft gain

  • Hike the Shades of Death Trail

    The trailhead and parking are available by the park office or along PA 534 by the nature center and amphitheater. This trail is beautiful and seemed to change around every bend. Sand Spring Run flows alongside the entire trail. Rock formations and...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park

    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...

    0.7 miles

  • Explore Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park

    Boulder Field is easily found following signs in Hickory Run State Park and has its own parking lot. Boulder Field is a small piece of landscape leftover from the last ice advance thousands of years ago. It covers an area of 400 feet wide by 1,8...

  • Kayak the Francis E. Walter Dam

    The Francis E. Walter Dam, located in White Haven, Pennsylvania, is truly an amazing location. Constructed in 1961, Francis E. Walter Dam, has prevented nearly $180 million in flood damages to the Lehigh River Valley. The reservoir was designated ...

  • Hike the Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail

    The 4.5 mile loop Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail takes you up to great views of the skyline of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by the rolling forested landscape and open sky, this trail is scenic through and through. Hike in the Spring to catch the flourish...

    4.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Lehighton, Pennsylvania

      Whippoorwill Woods

      Breaking News: The antique TRAINS are back in Jim Thorpe beginning Aug. 14th. Go to their website to get reserve tickets and more info. They are limiting riders to social distance in the cars, so ...

      From $145/night

    • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

      A Creek Runs Through It

      Drive into your campsite immediately you will hear the sounds of a babbling creek, by giant rhododendrons under magnificent hemlocks and oaks--a truly natural and relaxing experience. Campers can e...

      From $175/night

    • Palmerton, Pennsylvania

      Forest Hideaway

      Campsite with a great view from the edge of the forest, secluded from the outside world. During the day, take time to swim in the pond located on the property and gaze at the open skies at nightfal...

      From $100/night

    • Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

      Stream Side

      Less than 2 hours from NYC and Philadelphia, plan your getaway at this private campsite right next to a stream for your enjoyment. Nothing but the sound of a water cascading over a rock fall, the r...

      From $135/night

    • New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

      Allentown Koa

    • Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania

      Lazy Days Of Summer

      Our secluded campsite is on 19.3 acres with a flowing creek running through the middle of the land. Relax by our pond where the Blue Heron has visited the last 7 years, frogs rippet, white lotus li...

      From $130/night

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