Pinchot Trail System

Pinchot Trail System

Pinchot Trail System
Length 23 mi (37 km)
Location Thornhurst Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Trailheads Loop trail near Thornhurst, Pennsylvania
Use Hiking
Highest point Big Pine Hill, 2,259 ft (689 m)
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Strenuous
Season Year-round
Surface Natural

The Pinchot Trail is a 23-mile (37 km) hiking trail in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.[1]

Located in the Lackawanna State Forest, it traverses the Pocono Plateau and is considered a challenging, yet scenic, hike.

The trail is marked by orange blazes. The entire trail could be hiked in a single day by an experienced hiker in good physical condition, although multi-day hikers may camp overnight along the trail. There are several connector trails for short one-day side trips.

External links

  • PA DCNR page on the Pinchot Trail System


  1. ^ Backpacking Pennsylvania: 37 Great Hikes, Mitchell, Stackpole Books, 2004, ISBN 0-8117-3180-4