Hawk Falls Trail (HRSP)

  • Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania.
  • Hawk Falls Trail in Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

Waterfall

Fall Foliage

1.2 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Pennsylvania

Hawk Falls Trail is a very easy hike in Hickory Run State Park near Scranton, Pennsylvania. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly, but your furry kids must be on leash. The park says "parking is available off of PA 534, just east of the turnpike overpass. The trail begins in rhododendron thickets and hugs the side of a hill down to Hawk Run. A large footbridge crosses the creek. The trail bears right at Mud Run, wanders through a tunnel of rhododendron and ends with a view of Hawk Falls, a natural 25-foot waterfall. This trail is also an access point for fishing in Mud Run, which is delayed-harvest and artificial lures only. Hawk Run got its name from the Hawk family that owned a farm on the property across from the parking lot. The trail was an old road from Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) and sometimes remnants of wagon wheels, nails and horseshoes can be found along the banks of Hawk Run." There is a campground in Hickory Run State Park.

History

Most of the park trails were created by the Civilian Conservation Corps under the guidance of the National Park Service between 1936 and 1945.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Hickory Run State Park RR 1 Box 81 White Haven, PA 18661

Pennsylvania Trails

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