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Kempton, Pennsylvania

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  • Kempton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Pinnacles and Pulpit Rock

    4.2
    9 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Park in the lot near the Hamburg Reservoir and hike around the barrier and up the gravel road. Shortly on your right the Appalachian Trail branches off the road. Follow the white blazes of the AT for around 2 miles to the Pulpit Rocks, just before the trail passes the Lehigh Valley Astronomical S...
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  • Kempton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Hawk Mountain Lookout Trail

    4.5
    4.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 flourishing wildflowers, and keep your eyes peeled for eag...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Bake Oven Knob

    5.0
    0.76 mi
    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. After climbing up this, there is an overlook to the N...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Switchback Trail around Mauch Chunk Lake Park

    5.0
    11 mi
    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 hiked or biked; we chose to do some mountain biking.Th...
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  • Walnutport, Pennsylvania

    Hike Up the Appalachian Trail at Lehigh Gap

    4.5
    2.5 mi / 730 ft gain
    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 this portion of the Appalachian Travel is up a litt...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Bike the Lehigh Gorge Trail: Lock #2

    4 mi
    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 can admire the restored old rail cars. Cross ove...
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  • Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Glen Onoko Falls

    4.6
    4.1 mi / 987 ft gain
    *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 trail. Beware: typing in Glen Onoko Falls in Google ...
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  • Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania

    Tank Hollow Vista

    4.0
    3.33 mi / 272 ft gain
    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 h...
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  • Lehighton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Falls Trail at Beltzville State Park

    4.0
    5.5 mi
    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 mile section back to the parking area. Bridges and...
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  • Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

    Shades of Death Trail

    4.5
    1.89 mi / 223 ft gain
    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 rhododendron mix with remains of a logging mill a...
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  • Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Lenape and Boone Trail Loop at French Creek State Park

    4.5 mi / 715 ft gain
    French Creek State Park offers a web of trails for hiking and mountain biking with two lakes, picnic areas, and more. Hike the Lenape and Boone Trail Loop, a moderate 4.5 mile hike that winds through the forest and offers views of both of the park's lakes - Scott's Run Lake and Hopewell Lake. Dog...
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  • Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

    Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park

    4.1
    0.68 mi / 108 ft gain
    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 ou...
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  • Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

    Explore Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park

    3.0
    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 1,800 feet long and about 10 feet deep. Boulders rang...
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  • Nazareth, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Henry's Woods Loop in Jacobsburg State Park

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 200 ft gain
    Only a short drive from the major Pennsylvania cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton lies Jacobsburg State Park and environmental center. The main feature of the park is most certainly the Henry's Woods loop. Although just under two miles, this trail encompasses a variety of terrain and ol...
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  • Jonestown, Pennsylvania

    Climb Boxcar Rocks

    5.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    The parking lot can be tricky to find your first time. From I-81 Take Tower City exit on Rt. 325 W. Before airport, take Gold Mine Rd south over first major ridge. After ridge look for a driveway/parking lot on the left, it is the one just downhill of the big wide open parking lot. The road has...
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  • Phillipsburg, New Jersey

    Marble Hill Ice Cave via Warren-Highlands Trail

    3.0
    1.89 mi / 371 ft gain
    Marble Hill Ice Cave via Warren-Highlands Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
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