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Overlook Trail

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This difficult trail will lead you to a beautiful 180-degree view.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

1,531' 467 m

High

1,016' 310 m

Low

516' 157 m

Up

18' 6 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail is challenging and steep, but the reward is two viewspoints. The second view is breathtaking.

At the parking lot near the bridge, there is an information board and a sign for Falls Trail. The trail starts here. Go down the stone stairs, turn right and go under the bridge. Follow the trail to another information board. Most hikers go straight to waterfalls. You turn right and follow red markers.

Soon the trail climbs up the stone steps and progressively gets harder. At 0.6 miles you'll pass the shortcut trail to the top of waterfalls. At 0.8 miles you'll see first overlook. Once you enjoy the view, turn around and you'll see a huge stone. In front of this stone, there is an unmarked trail. Take this trail for another 0.6 miles to the next perfect 180 degrees view. The view is worth every effort.

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Mirek Wierzbicki

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

Fall in Lehigh Gorge near Jim Thorpe, PA
Nov 6, 2018 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Bikers on the trail, rail tracks and Lehigh River
Nov 11, 2018 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Panoramic of Lehigh Gorge
Sep 7, 2016 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Looking right from overlook you can see town Jim Thorn, bridge over Lehiht River and surrounding mountains.
Nov 11, 2018 near Jim Thorpe, PA

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Sep 15, 2019
Elizabeth Mormando
May 16, 2019
Thomas Laporte
Apr 12, 2019
Dan M
Not well marked
Nov 4, 2018
Mirek Wierzbicki
1.4mi — 2h 02m