The Hawk Falls Trail (an old wagon trail) is a 0.7-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail located near Albrightsville. The trail features a waterfall rated as moderate and the trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and snowshoeing. The trail is accessible all year-round. Leashed dogs are also able to use this trail. Although the trail is easy, you may encounter snow, ice, and slippery conditions during the winter. The fall is breathtaking then, but the recommended time to visit is the spring and summer. The Poconos is one of Pennsylvania's best outdoor destinations and so is Hawk Falls, a 25-foot-tall waterfall along Hawk Run in the park's southeastern corner. The waterfall is close to Interstate 476, but it's fortunately far enough away that the sound of traffic doesn’t impair the serene aspects of the area. The 0.5-mile hike to the falls travels through a beautiful forest full of trees and rhododendrons. When you reach the wooden bridge that takes you over Hawk Run, continue downhill until you hear the waterfall. About 20 feet off-trail, the falls come into view. If you want to see Hawk Falls from the bottom, return to the trail and continue following it until you come to Mud Run. Parking is just east of I-476. Upon arriving at the parking area, you'll notice parking places on both sides of the road. The trailhead is on the southern side of the road. After parking, the trailhead is located about 100 feet up the road towards the highway overpass. This hike is worth it to see one of the best waterfalls in the Pocono Mountains.
April 14, 2023