Hawk Falls

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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The highlight of this hike is the spectacular and unusual Hawk Falls. The falls occur when Hawk Run, which is 40 feet above Mud Run, empties into the lower creek at a three-sided canyon. The water cascades down the center of the canyon, ever widening, from one ledge to the next and empties into a deep pool of crystal-clear water. The trail passes through a huge rhododendron tunnel to the magnificent Mud Run Natural Area in the bottom of Mud Run Gorge. It then turns downstream and runs alongside Mud Run, one of the top trout streams in the state. There are plenty of streamside boulders and smaller waterfalls along the way.
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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

The highlight of this hike is the spectacular and unusual Hawk Falls. The falls occur when Hawk Run, which is 40 feet above Mud Run, empties into the lower creek at a three-sided canyon. The water cascades down the center of the canyon, ever widening, from one ledge to the next and empties into a deep pool of crystal-clear water.

The trail passes through a huge rhododendron tunnel to the magnificent Mud Run Natural Area in the bottom of Mud Run Gorge. It then turns downstream and runs alongside Mud Run, one of the top trout streams in the state. There are plenty of streamside boulders and smaller waterfalls along the way.

© 2015 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Wilkes-Barre
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: 424 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Access: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season & Limits: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hickory Run State Park, RR 1 Box 81, White Haven 18661; (570) 443- 0400; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/hickoryrun/
Local Maps: USGS Blakeslee, PA; Hickory Run, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Hawk Falls

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