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Glen Onoko Falls

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
42% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 694' 212 m
Descent: -646' -197 m
High: 1,271' 388 m
Low: 577' 176 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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A steep run that takes you by three waterfalls.

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Features Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

Open March through November.

Overview

This steep, yet beautiful run passes by three waterfalls rich in Native American folklore on its way along Glen Onoko Run. Perfect as a day run accompanied by a visit to nearby Jim Thorpe for shopping or a meal.

Runner Notes

Not well-maintained.

Description

Park at the lot and head down below the bridge that you drove across to get in. Take a right under the bridge and follow the Glen Onoko Trail upstream. The trail gets progressively harder as it passes next to the stream and up over eroded embankments. After the third waterfall, there should be a little fire pit. There is also a nice view, but the main attractions are the waterfalls.

You can either follow the switchback down or backtrack down past the waterfalls. Going down by the waterfalls can get dangerous, however.

This trail is not to be taken lightly, but as long as you are careful there should not be too much to worry about. The trail is steep and a few people have even been taken out on stretchers.

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Land Manager: PA DCNR - Main Office

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Aug 29, 2010
Justin Johnsen

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  4.7 from 24 votes

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Photos

A beautiful cascade greets visitors at the lowest Glen Onoko Run falls.
May 15, 2017 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Glen Onoko Run
Nov 11, 2018 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Approaching the lowest falls on the Glen Onoko Trail.
May 15, 2017 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Glen Onoko in fall.
May 28, 2015 near Jim Thorpe, PA
Downed trees are a common sight here.
May 28, 2015 near Jim Thorpe, PA
The first falls
May 26, 2015 near Jim Thorpe, PA

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