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Shades of Death Trail

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 4.3 (3)

A short hike along Sand Spring Run


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

1,447' 441 m

High

1,161' 354 m

Low

303' 92 m

Up

17' 5 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildlife

Need to Know

Bathrooms in parking lot at visitor center

Description

From the visitors center parking lot find the Shades of Death trailhead and follow the path along the stream. The trail will eventually climb up abruptly and run adjacent to Rt 534 briefly before dipping back down into the woods along the stream. Continuing on will reveal many beautiful scenes along the water as well as lush grown and interesting rock formations. Ultimately you'll be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall originating from a reservoir created by a stone wall. These are the remains of an old logging mill dating back to the early 1800's.

Flora & Fauna

Excellent place to spot Blackburnian and black-throated green warblers in the spring and summer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adam L with improvements by Outdoor Hiker

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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The 15-foot tall waterfall over Stametz Dam - Hickory Run, PA.
Mar 4, 2020 near White H…, PA
The Shades of Death trail descends through a narrow rocky slot to continue following the stream.
Aug 17, 2020 near White H…, PA
Waterfall over the ruined logging mill
Jun 27, 2019 near White H…, PA

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Sep 28, 2019
Ken Rod
Aug 31, 2019
Outdoor Hiker
Jul 19, 2019
Komal Patel
Went to beach trail and then this one 1.2mi
Jun 22, 2019
Adam L