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Trail Guides

Below are many trail guides that you can use to navigate through Chestnut Mountain and Buck Hill Falls. 

Trail Challenge Hikes

To view the full map of the challenge hikes click here.
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THE FALLS

Short out and back to the Buck Hill Falls.

CATCH THE SUNSET!

Walk historic paths to the old Inn site and the Community Garden.

MARGARET'S FALLS 

Out and back from Rolloff Road. 

NATURE'S CATHEDRAL 

Loop trail through Jenkins Woods.

HISTORIC MOUNTAIN LAUREL BRIDLE PATH 

Loop trail exploring an old route around the south edge of Buck Hill Falls.

BEAVERS AT WORK

Out and back to the site of old Deer Lake. 

DINOSAURS AND GREENWAYS

This hike travels past the famous Dinosaur Rock and west side Greenway. 

Novice

THE CLASSIC

Hike the Glade & Upper Glen paths.

THE TWO METZGAR’S & LOTTIE TOO

Loop trail featuring both Metzgar’s trails.

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN OVERLOOK

Out and back on the blue trail to the overlook.

MUD AND ASH - THE WILD NORTH

Loop trail around Mud Swamp and the old Ash Road.

ROCKS & SALAMANDERS

Maple Swamp trail to Shaffer’s Hill with a short detour to Buck Hill’s own vernal pool.

RATTLESNAKE FALLS - THE BACK WAY

Out and back hike to the falls, leaving from the state game lands trail head on Pleasant Ridge Road.

Intermediate

WATERFALLS & BIG VIEWS

Loop trail to Spruce Mountain overlook & Spruce Run Falls.

HEAVEN & HELL

Hike Seven Pines Mountain and Devil’s Hole.

YOU CAN SEE FOREVER…OR AT LEAST TO THE WATER GAP

Hike the Cresco Heights loop trail.

IT’S IN THE WATER!

Loop hike to Big Spring / Reese’s Hole / Ash Road / Chestnut Mountain.

MAKING CONNECTIONS

New Trail! Be one of the first to hike Chestnut Mountain to Spruce Mountain and return via Spruce Lake Retreat. This hike leaves from the Chestnut Mountain trail head.

BARRETT TOWNSHIP HIGH POINT

Hike Turkey Knoll Summit and return via Big Spring.

RED, WHITE & BLUE

Walk the perimeter of the Buck Hill golf course - all 27 holes! Keep in mind the course is open and be respectful of golfers.

Advanced

Bonus Hikes

THE TOM WIDING SEVEN SUMMITS ROUND

Your challenge is to complete this 20+ mile hike in ONE DAY. It’s BIG, encompassing almost all the trails in Buck Hill. Start and finish at the Golf Club, because you’ll definitely need a pint after this hike. Proceed down Golf Dr, over Hunter's Notch, over though the Inn Site (kiss the fireplace for good luck) and back down on to Falls Dr/ Lenape, cross Golf Dr on to Buck Hill Rd to 191 south to the trails!  This start is slightly different from the map. See map for the rest of the route. Modeled on the Bob Graham Round challenge in England’s Lake District.

CONNECT THE FOUR POINTS

Blaze your own trail and connect to Buck Hill Falls & Swarthmore Gazebo & Margaret’s Falls & the Inn site.

MOUNT WISMER OVERLOOK

Loop hike to the overlook, starting at the route 447 trail head.

GET TO THE GAP

Hike any portion of the McDade trail at the Water Gap National Park.

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