Hiking at Gouldsboro State Park
10 miles of trails
The rugged terrain of Gouldsboro State Park makes for challenging but rewarding hiking. All trails are blazed. Double blazes indicate a change of direction or a junction of two trails. Follow these rules for a safe hike:
- An adult should accompany children
- Be sure to wear hiking boots
- Motor vehicles are prohibited on the trails
Prospect Rock Trail
5.8 miles, more difficult hiking
This large, loop trail begins in the day use area. Some sections follow the old entrance road and Old Route 611, which are suitable for bicycling and cross-country skiing. But, there are several very rocky sections.
Old Route 611
1.25 miles, easiest hiking
This flat, wide trail runs along the western side of Gouldsboro State Park, paralleling I-380. Part of the trail is Prospect Rock Trail. This trail is excellent for hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing.
Frank Gantz Trail
3.2 miles, most difficult hiking
Frank Gantz Trail connects to Tobyhanna at Lakeside Trail and to Gouldsboro in the south day use parking lot. Children should not hike this trail without adult supervision. Special care is needed to cross PA 4013 (Tobyhanna Road). This is a very demanding trail with many areas where ‘rock hopping’ is necessary. Good hiking boots are essential for a pleasant and safe hike. Allow at least three hours for a round trip.