Big Pine Hill

Scranton, Pennsylvania 18522

Big Pine Hill

Big Pine Hill Professional Review and Guide

"If you want to get away from civilization for a while, do this hike. You pass through a fragrant pine plantation as you make your way to an area that runs along a rocky ridge. From there you turn uphill for a sweeping view from the Pine Hill Vista tower. Hiking doesn’t get any better than this.

This hike is in such a pretty spot that even the parking lot—with its overarching pines, rustic hand pump, and picnic pavilion—looks like a small park. The trails, which are blazed with rectangles—orange for secondary trails, red for the main trail—are very well maintained and well marked. The trail turns are also well marked with the standard double blazes."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
370 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Year-round; caution advised during hunting seasons
Lackawanna State Forest, Scranton; (570) 963-4561;
Local Contacts
USGS: Pleasant View Summit; Pinchot Trail System map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018