Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run State Park
4.5
State ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • MichaelTQ92
    Drums, Pennsylvania247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to explore with family and friends!
    Been to Hickory Run many of times with family and friends. Shades of death trail is great with the kids, along with boulder field which we all loved! Highly recommend seeing Hawk falls too. If your in the area and love to hike, don’t pass it up!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Liz
    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hawk Falls and Boulder Field
    Loved the Hawk Falls trail. Not long at all, although you do have to watch your step. Parking is limited, so it pays to get there early, or go on a weekday. We also went to Boulder Field....very unusual site. It's a vast field of boulders in the middle of the forest. It was nice to sit there and relax.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Vero Y
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful State Park wish we could have stayed longer than a stop-over heading to Upstate New York.
    It is huge! What a beautiful State Park. My only problem was with the lack of signs showing direction and locations especially as you enter the Park. The first thing that should be posted is “Go to Welcome Center upon entering Park to Resister if you are Camping”. That’s the last thing listed. We drove in tried to read the sign quickly because we would be holding up traffic for others entering the Park, bared Left and should have gone to Welcome/Visitors Center First. Had to drive all the way in to turn around and go back to Welcome Center. It was raining which made it worse! You can get lost in these back woods. Also Please put up More Signs! Showing miles, locations and specific areas. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! 😁 When you’re driving an RV and Towing a vehicle you need a lot of good information to help make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful. The people working there and the Park Rangers are all Awesome! The Exhibit inside of the Welcome Center is Outrageous! A Must See!!! Awarding winning!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 7, 2024
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Vero Y
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It is huge! What a beautiful State Park.

My only problem was with the lack of signs showing direction and locations especially as you enter the Park.
The first thing that should be posted is “Go to Welcome Center upon entering Park to Resister if you are Camping”.

That’s the last thing listed.

We drove in tried to read the sign quickly because we would be holding up traffic for others entering the Park, bared Left and should have gone to Welcome/Visitors Center First.
Had to drive all the way in to turn around and go back to Welcome Center.
It was raining which made it worse!

You can get lost in these back woods.

Also Please put up More Signs! Showing miles, locations and specific areas. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! 😁
When you’re driving an RV and Towing a vehicle you need a lot of good information to help make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful.

The people working there and the Park Rangers are all Awesome!

The Exhibit inside of the Welcome Center is Outrageous! A Must See!!! Awarding winning!
Written June 8, 2024
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Iszy A
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Awesome camping and state park! Tent sites with electric and cabins too! They have miles and miles of hiking trails, Disc Golf and a swimming lake with a beach!
Written April 21, 2024
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Jill H
Ocean City, MD119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We did the shades of death trail in Hickory Run State park. It’s an absolutely beautiful walk along the water. You will pass several waterfalls along the way. Trail was muddy which made it slippery at times. Lots of tree roots. Some areas you have to climb up some rocks. Very well marked path. I would rate it moderate/difficult. Some elevation but not extreme. No wheel chair or stroller friendly. Would be challenging for a young child Small parking lot with a port a pottie available. This is a must do hike.
Written April 11, 2024
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Wanderer19033202315
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Total disappointment. Tried to have a picnic but a family was playing filthy music with sexual content regardless of all the kids nearby. Called office but they did nothing. So we went to find the manor house only to find that once beautiful historic building in shambles! And we had been there only a few years ago and it had been In much better condition so it had been absolutely neglected. This is one of a few only remaining buildings in this area that is still standing "1840!" so you would think that they would have some pride in that. But apparently no one in the park or the community cares at all. What a sad loss of history!
Written November 3, 2023
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Liz
Jim Thorpe, PA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Loved the Hawk Falls trail. Not long at all, although you do have to watch your step. Parking is limited, so it pays to get there early, or go on a weekday. We also went to Boulder Field....very unusual site. It's a vast field of boulders in the middle of the forest. It was nice to sit there and relax.
Written September 22, 2023
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JoeyDe53
Newtown, PA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This was a great discovery, what a gem of a park. Fishing was our main reason for going and we were not disappointed. The hiking trails were well marked and laid out, easy to navigate. The visitors center was a plus as it offered clean rest rooms, a plethora of information and a history of the park.
Written August 22, 2023
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MichaelTQ92
Drums, PA247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Been to Hickory Run many of times with family and friends. Shades of death trail is great with the kids, along with boulder field which we all loved! Highly recommend seeing Hawk falls too. If your in the area and love to hike, don’t pass it up!
Written August 6, 2023
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Dream173691
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Good for camping and hiking. Family friendly. The switchback trail is a nice 6-mile hike. Close to Jim Thorpe for dinner.
Written August 2, 2023
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Zophra
haddon Heights94 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We do a lot of state parks in the surrounding areas. This was, by far the worst bathrooms we have ever encountered. The cleaning was at 8:30 - 9:30 when everyone was trying to get going, the cleaning didn't seem to be very thorough and there are not enough bathroom facilities for the size of the camp. The camp's visitors center has much money poured into it. I wish this much detail was given to the bathrooms.
Written July 28, 2023
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TravelLifePa
Philadelphia, PA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Enjoyed a short hike at Shades of Death trail
(one of many amazing trails ) at Hickory Run State Park which ended up with a picturesque waterfalls
Written July 2, 2023
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