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Hiking Trails

      All Lacawac all hiking trails depart the vicinity of the Visitor’s Center and trail maps for each can be found in the kiosk at the individual trailhead. A visitor's guide showing all of the trails at Lacawac can also be picked up at the main entry kiosk or in the Visitor's Center.

Meadow Trail (easy) 0.2 miles.   Circles the hilltop meadow and former orchards - a good path for small children and an excellent place to spot a variety of birds.

Maurice Broun Nature Trail (easy) 1.2 miles.  Moderate loop trail that can be accomplished in less than one hour. Highlights include varied habitats, the Ledges geological feature, and a deer exclosure research plot.

Partner Ridge Trail (easy) 0.7 miles. A loop trail through a mature oak forest with interesting geological features. Reached via a branch off the Broun Trail.

Lake Lacawac Trail (moderate) 1.1 miles. Rocky trail through glacial terrain leads to a boardwalk with an overlook of Lake Lacawac. It passes through a bog and wetland fringe with interesting flora and fauna to be seen along the way.

Big Lake Trail (vigorous) 2.9 miles. Wide, flat path ends in a loop along the western shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. Good lake views! Includes mixed hemlock and oak forests and passes two small ponds outstanding for bird and aquatic-life viewing. After the lake shore loop it returns up the mountain over the same path.


All hiking trails are subject to carry in - carry out rules! That means that all trash should be carried out with you.  When you arrive - please pick up a visitors guide for other trail use rules  They are really common sense items - but your help in following them will help us keep the trails open!


Download a copy of the Visitor's Guide and Trail Map