Glen Onoko Run Trail

#1 of 2 trails in Lehigh Gorge State Park

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Glen Onoko Run Trail is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Lehigh Twp, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from March until November.

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Jazmin Lopez (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was my very first hiking experience and I absolutely LOVED it. Not only was it challenging but beautiful. When you get to the very top of the falls it is worth every moment of it.

John Ambrusch (438)

17 Completed17 Reviews

Sarah Suever (39)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Renee Garrison (333)

14 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful place to hike. Yes it is uphill til if you want to see the falls. My daughter had her 6 month old rottweiler with her and she(the dog) loved it. Some places were a bit slippery but not too bad. Worth the hike up to see the falls.

Eric Turner (200)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Another example of a trail being destroyed by hordes of hikers with little to no trail ethic. We did make the mistake of going on Labor Day Weekend, but the damage has already been done to this trail. Numerous signs warn of how dangerous the trail is, but it would be a moderate trail if some work were done to curb erosion and people actually stayed on a marked trail. The amount of graffiti and trash on the trail was truly disheartening. The land itself, where it is not scarred and abused, was nice. The overlooks from the waterfalls were pleasant, but the number of "hikers" and their attitude toward Nature and their fellow hikers left a lot to be desired.

Mary Reilly (67)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing trail! Took my six and seven year old and we did great. It was a little difficult at some points but it was well worth it! TIP: do not wear flip flops! There were so many people who had to stop because they didn't have the correct shoes on.

Dustyn Thompson (196)

3 Completed2 Reviews

It was sweet, we started going left and weew it was all up hill till the falls, relentless lol if you start going right to the falls there comes a split where you can cross the river I don't know what's left but going right it a straight up rock climb which we went down since we started backwards. Allot of fun though. If you do the whole gorge trail is 2.5 just the falls and back is much shorter

Sara Carmen (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I would suggest to future hikers to take the harder trail up and descend on the easier side. The ascent has many slippery ledges, either from water or from loose sand, that lead to cliff drops, and a ton of boulders to clamber over. To an amateur, like myself, it was a little terrifying. My kids (3&7) were amazing troopers but the several breaks we took, and the many opportunities to get drenched, helped. The lower falls had a great pool to play in that the kids loved. Several of the higher falls had ledges to sneak behind the water and get a great photo opp. I would suggest clothes that dry easy and possibly bringing water shoes in a pack. There is a ton of broken glass along the trails. We took it easy and it took all of us about 5.5 hrs. Without kids it is a quicker trip, obviously. One major issue that I had was the confusion of where the 'easy' down trail was. Thankfully after a few minutes we found it. I hope this review helps future hikers.

Karen R. (47)

This was a beautiful, yet challenging, hike up the falls. At one point I did lose track of the blazes, and backtracked down the falls until I ran into a very nice couple that showed me the rest of the way up the falls. At the top they also showed me the easier way down. I really can't wait to go back! Make sure you wear boots with ankle protection, take your time, and be careful where you step.

Jonathan Dickison (83)

2 Completed2 Reviews