Philadelphia, PA - If you enjoy hiking, you should try Exploring Hawk Falls at Hickory-Run State Park. This park is surrounded by more than 40 miles of trails and is a great place to take a family hike. Hawk Falls is located in the park's northern area near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. The hike is mostly downhill, with a few sections that can be slippery. Once you've arrived at the top, you'll be able to view the beautiful waterfall from a rock outcrop.
Hawk Falls at Hickory Run State Park
If you're into hiking, you can visit Hawk Falls via the Shades of Death trail or the Boulder Field. Nearby Sand Spring Lake, you'll find a man-made dam and a stream where you can fish. Hawk Falls is also accessible via the Hawk Falls Trail, which is 25 feet high and usually icy during winter. You can also explore the Shades of Death Trail, which offers panoramic views of the Sand Spring Run.
While the Shades of Death Trail is a great way to experience the park's natural beauty, you can explore Hawk Falls using the shaded path. This trail begins at the Hickory Run Chapel and descends to the river; it is 2.2 miles long and has a total elevation gain of 282 feet. The trail also includes two very pretty waterfalls. Hawk Falls isn't for those who are scared of heights.