7 of the Best Poconos Hiking Trails to Explore

Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the French Manor Inn & Spa is the ideal destination for a hiking adventure. Check out the nearby Poconos hiking trails to explore everything from rugged backcountry to rolling farms. The natural beauty of the region comes complete with waterfalls, lush forests, and lakeside beaches. See everything the area has to offer when you visit this gorgeous Pennsylvania region with your sweetheart.

Be sure to download our complimentary Poconos Vacation Guide to see all of the Poconos hiking trails and more! It will give you access to all of our favorite things to do in the Poconos, including the best activities, attractions, dining, and events in the area. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a girl’s trip, or another relaxing vacation, our helpful brochure will help cut hours off of your research. Take advantage of this amazing trip planning resource and get your guide today. It’s yours in just a few clicks!

Our Favorite Hikes in the Poconos Mountains 

You’ll love spending time in the mountains on these great Poconos hiking trails!

1.Tobyhanna State Park | 5.1 Miles

The ten miles of rugged Poconos hiking trails at Tobyhanna State Park make for an excellent afternoon outdoors. This gorgeous state park includes a 170-acre lake, Tobyhanna Lake, which you can hike around. Tobyhanna State Park has a detailed list of the trails and their levels of difficulty, which is useful to know before you head out. Distance from The French Manor: 15 minutes

2. Promised Land State Park | 6.3 Miles

Sitting high above sea level, the 3,000-acre Promised Land State Park hiking trails run for 50 miles, and lead to a variety of scenic spots and overlooks. Guests can follow Bruce Lake Road to a natural glacial lake, or walk an easy loop around Conservation Island. From mid-May until June, the Poconos hiking trails burst with blooming mountain laurel and rhododendron, and bushes of blueberries usually ripen in late July. Distance from The French Manor: 15 minutes

3. Bushkill Falls | 2 Miles

Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” the scenic Bushkill Falls is nestled in the woods of the Pocono Mountains. This series of eight waterfalls can be accessed from an expansive network of Bushkill Falls hiking trails. That offer breathtaking views of peaceful streams, deep pools, and blooming wildflowers in the warm spring months. We recommend walking to the Bridal Veil Falls, where three spring-fed Poconos waterfalls tumble down the mountainside and create a mist that resembles a bride’s veil. Distance from The French Manor: 45 minutes

4. The Appalachian Trail

Stretching all the way from Georgia to Maine, this historic trail is a must-see when planning a Poconos hiking trip. More than 45 miles of the Appalachian Trail run through the Poconos region. Sections of the Appalachian Trail in the Poconos can be a little strenuous for hikers, but scenic vistas along the way make it worth the effort! Distance from The French Manor: 50 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap, but there are many places to get on the trail in southern PA.

5. Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail | Over 20 Miles of Trails

Following the Lehigh River, this gorgeous trail offers more than 25 miles of scenic beauty and some interesting history. Guests can see remnants of the Upper Grand Section of the Lehigh Canal, as well as wildlife. Lehigh Gorge State Park also offers opportunities to whitewater raft, fish, and cross-country ski. After your hike, be sure to visit the nearby quaint town of Jim Thorpe. Distance from The French Manor: 45 minutes

6. Dingmans Falls | 1.4 Miles

Dingmans Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the state, cascades down the mountainside at 130 feet. The trail to the falls winds through beautiful hemlock ravine. It is good for all skill levels. You’ll even pass an 80-foot cascade known as Silverthread Falls on the way! Dingmans Falls is open from May – September. Distance from The French Manor: 45 minutes

7. Huckleberry Mountain | 0.6 Miles

There are also some superb Poconos hiking trails just steps from our doors at the French Manor Inn and Spa! Walk from your beautiful room or suite right onto the gorgeous trails of Huckleberry Mountain. Explore lush natural foliage, watch for wildlife, and enjoy the fresh mountain air on some of the best and most convenient hiking trails in PA.  Distance from the French Manor: just a few minutes, walking

Hike Over to the French Manor Inn & Spa

After a wonderful day enjoying one of these Poconos hiking trails, head back to our cozy bed and breakfast to unwind! Let us pamper you with a rejuvenating spa treatment that will relax your sore muscles, then enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our beautiful rooms or suites. The next morning, join us for a hearty breakfast and get ready for another wonderful Poconos hiking adventure. We can’t wait to hear about where the trails take you!