Big Pocono State Park

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301

Big Pocono State Park

Big Pocono State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Local hikers say the view from this hike is the best in the Poconos. The mountain path is rocky in sections, with odd boulder formations. Once through the rocky section, you come to a flat, grassy area for the sweeping view and then loop back to the mountaintop for three more vistas.

Big Pocono State Park is located at the very top of Camelback Mountain (elevation 1,566 feet.) While Camelback’s elevation is less than half that of the highest point in the state (Mount Davis, at 3,213 feet above sea level), it feels higher simply because it’s so steep. It is the mountain’s sheer drop that gets your attention.

Our hike starts at Parking Area 1 in the center of the park. This is where you’ll find the bulletin boards, restrooms, picnic areas, fi re tower, heliport, tourist overlooks, and the stone cabin that was once used as park headquarters."

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Trail Information

East Stroudsburg
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.1
Distance
420 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round; caution advised during hunting seasons
Season
Big Pocono State Park, Tannersville, c/o Tobyhanna State Park, Tobyhanna; (570) 894-8336; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateParks/parks/bigpocono.aspx
Local Contacts
USGS: Mount Pocono; Big Pocono State Park map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018