6 miles 1000’ elev gain
Hike Rating: Class 4 -Most difficult hikes. Very steep ups and downs over rocky areas that might be loose. Handholds may be needed. Hikers may be screened.
DESCRIPTION: Carbon Co. Pa., Lehigh Gorge State Park. An excellent summer hike which follows seven waterfalls through the scenic and rugged glen up to the top of Broad Mountain in State Gamelands 141. From what was once the site of the Wahneta Hotel built in 1885 we move slowly up, enjoying the scenery, along the Onoko Run taking much the same route used by tourists over 100 years ago. Stone steps from that era are occasionally found along the path. Once at the top we take in the views, then take the easy way down along a rock staircase. Only experienced well conditioned hikers should attempt this hike. Hiking boots are required. Registration is required for this hike. Please call the leader to register.
DIRECTIONS: Take Exit 74 of the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike. Follow US 209 South to Jim Thorpe. Then take PA 903 North across the river to Coalport Road. Follow Coalport to Glen Onoko. http://gonehikin.blogspot.com/2011/05/glen-onoko-fallsbroad-mountain-lehigh.html
LEADER: Art Bucci,[masked] or email: [masked]
ADDITIONAL INFO: A pub stop (http://mollymaguiresrestaurant.com/) in Jim Thorpe (http://jimthorpe.org/) is planned afterward. Rain Cancels. Please call or e-mail leader, for carpooling or other information.
Registered hikers will be notified by phone if the hike is cancelled for any reason.
IMPORTANT: Per PTC standard practice you will be asked to sign a waiver when you arrive at the meeting place. Hikers are expected to follow the PTC hiking guidelines (see link below). Please review the hike description and decide if it matches your abilities.