Hiking

Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, surrounded by over 70,000 acres of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This gives Deerfield the opportunity to offer daily guided hikes led by experienced naturalists to the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and spectacular cliffside vistas in the area.

This is a sample of some of our hiking opportunities…SEE YOU ON THE TRAIL!

The Appalachian Trail – On both sides of the Delaware River at the Delaware Water Gap are sections of the Appalachian Trail with postcard views of the Gap and some challenging elevation changes.

Dingmans Falls – an easy beginner’s hike on a boardwalk through towering Rhododendrons, Mountain Laurels and stunning examples of the beauty and nature of the Poconos.

The Trails at PEEC. We are a easy drive from the Pocono Environmental Education Center. This converted resort is home to a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to teaching us all about nature and the local environment. Our guides are well acquainted with the 7 trails that are open to the public including Tumbling Waters Trail boasting beautiful waterfalls and one the best views of the river valley. You can also enjoy Two Ponds Trail and Scenic Gorge Trail, among our guests’ favorite locations.

McDade Trail is a 30-plus mile trail that runs along the Delaware River from Milford to Shawnee-on-Delaware PA. Sections of this trail make for some of our favorite beginner hikes with the opportunity to try out more challenging terrain without the added difficulty of uneven trail conditions. This trail is consistently built and maintained to offer a smooth hiking experience on a compacted crushed stone surface. It parallels the river and offers views of the riverside flora and fauna including active Bald Eagles’ nests.

Raymondskill Falls and the Cliff Park Trail system feature the tallest waterfalls in PA and an intricate web of cliff top and streamside trails you won’t soon forget! This trail system offers some of the BEST hiking opportunities in the areas, with stunning views of the Eastern edge of the Pocono Plateau at the Delaware River Valley that extend into New Jersey and even the Catskill Mountains of New York!

For more information about our spectacular guided hikes in the Poconos along with all of our destination health retreat programs, contact us.

For more information about our guided hikes in the Poconos or other destination health retreat programs contact us.

Enjoy our guided hikes, available at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level