September 01, 2018
The Lehigh Valley and surrounding area offers some fantastic hiking trails. Check out our list of personal favorites and start planning your hike! Visit us at Easton Outdoor to get all the apparel, gear and accessories you'll need.
Jacobsburg State Park- Nazareth PA
Jacobsburg is just a short drive to Nazareth and offers 19 miles of trails. There's over 1,000 acres of woodlands, streams, and fields. The Green Blazed Sobers Run loop trail runs right along Bushkill Creek. Hikers, trail runners, all-terrain bikers, horseback riders and even cross-country skiers are all welcome to take on these trails!
Trexler Nature Preserve- Schecksville PA
Trexler Nature Preserve is another favorite of ours. The 9 mile loop is a great option, but all trails offer absolutely amazing, scenic views. If you're looking for hill training, the trails here are ideal for you.
Lake Nockamixon- Bucks County, PA
The hiking trails in the park take you through forests, fields, and the edge of beautiful Lake Nockamixon. There are several trails to choose from based on your experience. Some are open just to hikers and bikers, others allow horseback riding. Check out their website for more details on that, but here's a quick summary:
STERNER MILL HIKING AREA 1.8 miles- more difficult hiking
OLD HAYCOCK ROAD- 1.3 miles, easiest hiking
SOUTHSIDE OF THE LAKE TRAILS- 13.5 miles, easiest hiking
Elephant - 4.6 miles
Church - 5.1 miles
Mink - 3.8 miles
HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL- 1.2 miles, more difficult hiking
QUARRY TRAIL- 2.65 miles, more difficult hiking
OLD MILL TRAIL- 5.6 miles, more difficult hiking
OTHER TRAILS- A paved 2 mile bike trail can also be hiked, as well as the 10 miles of mountain biking trails.
Merrill Creek Reservoir - Washington NJ
Not far from the Lehigh Valley in Washington, NJ, Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 290-acre preserve featuring trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. There's a handful of trails to hike, ranging from just about half a mile to 5.5 miles.
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Round Valley Reservoir- Lebanon, NJ
There are three marked trails at Round Valley: the Cushetunk Trail, the Pine Tree Trail and the Family Hiking & Biking Trail.
• Cushetunk trail- more difficult hiking. rugged surface, rocky and steep in places which makes it more suitable for experienced hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.
• The Pine Tree Trail- easier hiking; a good one to bring the kids along, as it's just about a 1 mile loop.
• The Family Hiking and Biking Trail- easier hiking; a short loop just about half a mile.
• There's also a 4th unmarked water trail that's less than 2 miles. 1 1/2 miles, accessible from the campers boat launch area.
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Appalachian Trail (Delaware Water Gap and East)
Of the 2,174 total miles of Appalachian National Scenic Trail, 28 miles are within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Hiking these trails provides gorgeous views and an opportunity to check out some amazing wildlife.
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Of course, there's a lot of other great hiking spots in our area, too! If we missed one our your favorites, stop by the store and let us know.
“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”