Tag: lehigh gorge

During our trip to Hickory Run State Park, we stayed at one of the campsites that led to the Shades of Death trail. We woke up in the morning, ate breakfast and decided to explore. We saw the name of this trail on a map and knew we had to check it out. When we booked the site, we didn’t realize how easy it was to get to it. Once we did, it was an awesome surprise!

hikes weekend trips

Hickory Run State Park is located in the Western Poconos, about 30 minutes away from Jim Thorpe and 20 minutes outside of Lake Harmony/Split Rock area. Once we got past the 76 summer Friday traffic, the trip wasn’t bad at all. We were able to get to the park, check in and set up camp with plenty of light left. Hickory Run State Park is huge, at 15,990-acres, has two lakes and a huge boulder field.

camping weekend trips

This past weekend, some friends and I headed up to the Jim Thorpe area to do the Lehigh Gorge Bike Train. We stayed at an Airbnb in nearby Lehighton, PA and woke up early Saturday morning to catch the 9:30 train.