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Two Ponds Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great loop around, you guessed it, two ponds!


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

98%

Runnable

831' 253 m

High

764' 233 m

Low

110' 33 m

Up

106' 32 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Overview

A leisurely run through a beautiful forest canopy with glimpses of Front Pond and Pickerel Pond along the way.

Need to Know

Restrooms are located in the main building of the Pocono Environmental Education Center.

Runner Notes

May be crowded due to the proximity to the education center.

Description

Starting from the southwest corner of the Pocono Environmental Education Center parking area, follow signage to the Two Ponds Trail. From the trailhead, you'll wander through mixed hardwood and pine forests flush with white oak, red maple, and shagbark hickory. The northern pond, Front Pond, is the smaller of the two ponds that you'll run past first, followed by Pickerel Pond which is slightly larger and is located along the southern half of the loop.

Upon reaching the two ponds along the route, keep your eyes peeled for signs of fuzzy yellow goslings being shepherded by their parents along the water's edge. Needless to say, bringing your camera along in anticipation of this adorable sight is highly recommended!

Near its end, the Two Ponds Trail forms a T-intersection with the Tumbling Waters Trail. Take a right on this trail to complete your loop of the two ponds. The Tumbling Waters Trail is orange-blazed and will continue through the same type of forested landscape. Eventually, the trail will come to a raised boardwalk that skirts along the edge of the shrubbery-laden wetlands along Front Pond before popping out by the parking lot where you started.

Flora & Fauna

White oak, red maple, shagbark hickory, and numerous species of pine can be seen along the trail. If you're lucky, you might even see goslings and their parents skirting the edges of both ponds. For more information about the multitude of flora and fauna in the area, be sure to visit the Pocono Environmental Education Center or download the informative trail brochure.

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Kristen Arendt

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Jun 28, 2016 near Pocono…, PA

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