Beltzville State Park

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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You enter the forest on a pleasant, mowed path that leads you to a ravine alongside a stream. From there the trail leads you to the Wild Creek Falls area, where you can swim, eat your lunch on the flat boulders, or just watch as children splash about in the shallow water. The trail follows above Wild Creek as the stream makes its way to Beltzville Lake, where you get a view of the lake. Beltzville State Park comprises 2,972 acres that stretch along both sides of 949-acre Beltsville Lake, which sits on a southwest to northeast axis with the dam on the very southwestern tip. There are trails by the dam and on the southern side of the lake. Our hike is located in the northeastern section of the park and connects a number of short trails. (You can pick up a copy of the park map and hiking trails brochure at the park office, located near the dam.)
Hiking the Poconos

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Hiking the Poconos

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

You enter the forest on a pleasant, mowed path that leads you to a ravine alongside a stream. From there the trail leads you to the Wild Creek Falls area, where you can swim, eat your lunch on the flat boulders, or just watch as children splash about in the shallow water. The trail follows above Wild Creek as the stream makes its way to Beltzville Lake, where you get a view of the lake.

Beltzville State Park comprises 2,972 acres that stretch along both sides of 949-acre Beltsville Lake, which sits on a southwest to northeast axis with the dam on the very southwestern tip. There are trails by the dam and on the southern side of the lake. Our hike is located in the northeastern section of the park and connects a number of short trails. (You can pick up a copy of the park map and hiking trails brochure at the park office, located near the dam.)

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Allentown
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 260 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round; caution advised during hunting seasons
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Beltzville State Park, Lehighton; (610) 377-0045; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/beltzville.aspx
Local Maps: USGS: Palmerton; Beltzville State Park map and hiking trails brochure
Driving Directions: Directions to Beltzville State Park

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