Ridgeline Trail

Milford, Pennsylvania

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This hike is part of the Pocono Environmental Education Center. The trail is well marked and well maintained. You pass through the oak-chestnut forest and then descend from a steep ridge—with the help of a rope—to the gorge below, where you visit the ruins of a cabin and its abandoned earthen dam. Before you leave the forest, you come to a 15-foot waterfall on Alicia Creek (aka Spackmans Creek) and then hike alongside the stream back to your starting point. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) wasn’t always a learning center. Indeed, the center was built originally as a honeymoon resort, aptly named Honeymoon Haven. But all that changed when the federal government decided to build a dam on the Delaware River 6 miles upstream from the Delaware Water Gap at Tocks Island and started acquiring property along the river.
Hiking the Poconos

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Hiking the Poconos

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

This hike is part of the Pocono Environmental Education Center. The trail is well marked and well maintained. You pass through the oak-chestnut forest and then descend from a steep ridge—with the help of a rope—to the gorge below, where you visit the ruins of a cabin and its abandoned earthen dam.

Before you leave the forest, you come to a 15-foot waterfall on Alicia Creek (aka Spackmans Creek) and then hike alongside the stream back to your starting point. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) wasn’t always a learning center. Indeed, the center was built originally as a honeymoon resort, aptly named Honeymoon Haven. But all that changed when the federal government decided to build a dam on the Delaware River 6 miles upstream from the Delaware Water Gap at Tocks
Island and started acquiring property along the river.

© 2009 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Milford
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Season: Education center building open year-round; trails open for hiking spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pocono Environmental Educa- tion Center, Dingmans Ferry; (570) 828-2319; www.peec.org Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Bushkill Falls; (570) 426–2435; www.nps.gov/dewa
Local Maps: USGS: Lake Maskenozha; Pocono Environmental Education Center maps and interpretive brochures
Driving Directions: Directions to Ridgeline Trail

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