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Explore the Great Outdoors: Where to Hike in the Poconos

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush forests of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains offer an abundance of hiking trails that call outdoor enthusiasts to explore their natural beauty. From scenic overlooks to cascading waterfalls, there’s something for everyone to discover in this outdoor paradise. Here’s our guide to the best hiking spots in the Poconos:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:

Spanning over 70,000 acres along the Delaware River, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area boasts an extensive network of hiking trails. From leisurely strolls along the McDade Recreational Trail to challenging ascents up Mount Tammany, hikers of all skill levels can enjoy breathtaking views of the river valley and surrounding mountains.

Bushkill Falls:

Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is home to a series of eight stunning waterfalls surrounded by pristine woodlands. Visitors can choose from several hiking trails that wind through the lush forest, offering scenic vistas of the cascading waterfalls and serene streams. Don’t miss the iconic Main Falls, which plunges over 100 feet into a lush gorge below.

Promised Land State Park:

With over 50 miles of hiking trails weaving through dense forests, sparkling lakes, and peaceful meadows, Promised Land State Park is a hiker’s paradise. Explore the park’s network of trails, including the Bruce Lake Trail, which leads to a tranquil lake surrounded by towering hemlock trees, or venture to the top of the park’s highest peak, Big Pocono.

Hickory Run State Park:

Home to the famous Boulder Field, a National Natural Landmark, Hickory Run State Park offers hikers a unique outdoor experience. Explore the park’s diverse landscape along the Shades of Death Trail, named for its dense hemlock forest and moss-covered boulders, or trek to Hawk Falls for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters.

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