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Hiking at Big Pocono State Park

8.5 miles of trails

Since Big Pocono State Park is a mountaintop, most of the trails have steep grades. Some trails are extremely steep with rough grades. Inexperienced hikers should contact the Tobyhanna State Park office for more information before hiking.

North Trail and South Trail

Both trails extend down the east side of the mountain. They are steep and rugged, offering experienced hikers a challenging, 600-foot elevation change in under a mile.

South trail is open to mountain bikes and horses.

North Trail Lower Loop

This trail connects the lower end of South Trail back to the North Trail via a portion of the old railroad grade, which is fairly flat.

North Trail Lower Loop is open to mountain bikes and horses.

Upper Loop of South Trail

This loop offers an easier hike along the south face of the mountain and Indian Trail, which forms a 1.3-mile loop from Rim Road. 

Indian Trail

This trail offers a great vista from the eastern cliffs, visible from I-80 and points in Tannersville and Scotrun. Visitors may also connect to South Trail midway across the south face section from Parking Lot #3 using Vista Trail for a shorter loop.