Hawk Falls

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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This easy hike leads you through rhododendron patches that are so tall they form tunnels over the trail. From there you hike alongside a well-known trout stream, whose clear waters cascade from one rock ledge to the next and then widen into deep pools where anglers prefer to cast. When you reach Hawk Falls, there are a number of vantage points where you can view this unique, three-sided waterfall. There are two misnomers on this hike. First, the waters of Mud Run are astonishingly clear. Second, you won’t see any hawks or other raptors diving for fish on Hawk Run or at Hawk Falls. The creek and the falls are named for the Hawk family that once owned the property on which the eponymous creek and falls are located.
Hiking the Poconos

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Hiking the Poconos

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

This easy hike leads you through rhododendron patches that are so tall they form tunnels over the trail. From there you hike alongside a well-known trout stream, whose clear waters cascade from one rock ledge to the next and then widen into deep pools where anglers prefer to cast. When you reach Hawk Falls, there are a number of vantage points where you can view this unique, three-sided waterfall.

There are two misnomers on this hike. First, the waters of Mud Run are astonishingly clear. Second, you won’t see any hawks or other raptors diving for fish on Hawk Run or at Hawk Falls. The creek and the falls are named for the Hawk family that once owned the property on which the eponymous creek and falls are located.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wilkes-Barre
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: 424 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hickory Run State Park, White Haven; (570) 443-0400; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx
Local Maps: USGS: Blakeslee, Hickory Run
Driving Directions: Directions to Hawk Falls

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