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Poconos Hiking

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is the only hiking outfitter in the Poconos that offers group and private guided hikes in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Appalachian Trail. Plus, the Shawnee Inn is the closest resort to the National Park and the Appalachian Trail.

Overnight guests of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort receive complimentary access to daily guided group hikes to the Delaware Water Gap’s most prized hiking trails.

And with our Shawnee Hiking Guidebook, you’ll receive expert tips and insight into our favorite Poconos hiking trails for your next outdoor excursion.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. The Appalachian Trail runs through the Poconos near The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Our section of the Appalachian Trail features incredible views and a challenging landscape. Two trail heads of the Appalachian Trail are located within 10 minutes of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.

Bushkill Falls has four different trails varying in degree of difficulty and length of hike. Green Trail: View the Main Falls from the green trail, which takes about 15 minutes to walk. No climbing is involved, however, there are steps. Yellow Trail: View the Main Falls, as well as Lower Gorge Falls, Laurel Glen and Upper Canyon, which takes 45 minutes to walk. Blue Trail: View Pennell Falls from the blue trail, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to walk. Red Trail: View Bridal Veil Falls from the Red trail. This trail is for the avid hiker in that it spans almost 2 miles, includes all eight falls, and takes over 2 hours to hike.

Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. If you add the drops from each tier together, the waterfall is only a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort leads guided hike to Raymondskill Falls.

What to pack for hiking varies by season. Click here to view a full blog outlining what to pack for Pocono Hiking.