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Glen Onoko Falls Trail

There are plenty of beautiful place stro hike close to Tredyffrin Easttown, but if you are willing to drive a little further you can enjoy even more beautiful vistas and hikes. I drove up to Jim Thorpe area yesterday with a friend. The weather was just gorgeous, clear skies a cool temperatures wonderful weather for hiking. We arrived at Lehigh Gorge State Park and made our way to the head of the Glen Onoko Falls Trail. This is a steep and dangerous hike in places, and there are plenty of warning signs as you head out. Whilst not long it is taxing on your quads and a little bit of skill is needed to clamber up the elevation and over the rocks. A hiking pole is a good aid as are good hiking shoes. 

We were greeted with snow and ice in parts and I thought this bit looked like a pterodactyl, what do you think?

Ice pterodactyl


The route is surrounded by Rhododendrons which by May and June will look gorgeous.

Glen Onoko Falls Trail

The views are wonderful, you make your way up past three waterfalls, and some cascades, this is the view from the top. After this we hiked over to an outlook not far away over the crest and the scenery as you look down on the Lehigh with the train tracks running alongside are fabulous. You can rent bikes or bring your own, take the train and bike back to Jim Thorpe, riding alongside the train track on one side and the river on the other. White water rafting and kayaking are also available past times and if times with a water release from the nearby dam can make for an exciting adventure.

Jim Thorpe

We ended up eating lunch in Jim Thorpe a traditional Pennsylvsania town with some good places to eat, we stopped into Antonio's a pizza salad and sandwich restaurant. We shared a Stromboli with house recipe which was excellent. A great end to a morning hiking, breathing in fresh air and enjoying wonderful scenery.

Glen onoko falls trail I am happy to help you discover the best hiking trails around Tredyffrin Easttown as I am to help you find the right house or buyer for your Tredyffrin Easttown home. Contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email, website I look forward to talking with you soon.




























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Comment balloon 8 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • March 20 2019 06:10PM



Nice photos, and I am glad you had a wonderful time hiking.  We are hoping the rain holds off enough for us to go to the beach this afternoon...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 29 days ago

I'm not much of a hiker, but I bet this is a very popular trail for those more advanced. Great photos!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 29 days ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  I am not a hiker but I am sure it was a great time. Pennsylvania is a beautiful place full of rivers and streams. Would not attempt some of these trails without being experienced

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 28 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel the weather was perfect, a truly glorious day. Today, not so much.

Sharon Tara in the summer it is very busy, at this time of year not too bad.

Hannah Williams it was very beautiful, but it was a rugged trail and required some effort.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 28 days ago

I have to get up there soon! Great trails are on my radar all the time! This is some pretty good inspiration!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 23 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel When you get perfection like that you’re going to have to just roll with it and strike while the iron is hot on that one. You know?

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 23 days ago

Laura Cerrano this is not a long hike about 5miles and it seems a long way to go for such a short hike, but the elevation is steep and takes some effort, but itis well worth it when you get to the top.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 23 days ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - So beautiful and educational too!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 22 days ago

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