From the parking lot in Lehigh Gorge, take the
stairs down next to the information kiosk. From there, follow the trail
next to the river and cross underneath both bridges. Turn right and walk
up the hill to pick up the trail on the other side of the railroad tracks.
After entering the forest, the trail immediately forks. Take the right
fork and follow it up to Glen Onoko Run (incidentally the left fork also
leads to Glen Onoko Run but it means you have to bushwhack up the stream).
Follow Glen Onoko Run upstream over the rough and poorly marked trail.
There are blue arrow blazes marking the direction. If you follow them
(and you should), you will cross over the stream at one point and then
cross over again. From there, the slope gets steeper. You’ll know
when you reach the falls. Total round trip : 1.3 miles over poorly marked
and sometimes steep terrain.
Notes: The most demanding of the excursions, Glen Onoko offers a moderate to strenuous hike/climb to three tiers of waterfalls. Students should streamline supplies for hands-free climbing. The loose gravel and generally treacherous terrain require adequate hiking shoes and even in summer the cool mountain air can be brisk, so dress accordingly. A unanimous choice by students as the most poular hike of the course.