Lake Naomi Hiking/Walking Trails
During your stay in Lake Naomi hiking is a great way to enjoy the fresh Poconos Air.
If you’re into walking, most of the roads in Lake Naomi don’t have that much car traffic so you can safely walk on the majority of the roads.
Keep in mind that since there are no sidewalks in Lake Naomi, the rule of the road is to walk on the left hand side of the road – that way you can see the cars coming toward you ;-).
If you’re looking to do a nature walk or hike then the walking trails will be more of your cup of tea.
There are 2 Lake Naomi hiking / walking trails, the Timbered Trail and the Self-Guided Trail which leads to The Loop In The Forest.
If your stay in Feels Like Heaven is during the fall months, you’re in luck! The Lake Naomi / Pocono Pines area is the perfect place to see the vibrant colors of the fall leaves.
Lake Naomi Hiking Trails
Timbered Trail takes about an hour to do and can be walked any day. The trail is a fun and easy walking trail and about an hour long loop into timber trails.
The trail starts from the Recreation Tennis Courts parking lot on Naomi Avenue, crosses Gross Drive and continues into the woods.
The Self-Guided Trail
The Self-Guided Trail starts at the Lake Naomi Admin Office goes by the earthen dam, crosses over 423 and continues into the forest, from there you can start another trail called The Loop In The Forest.
The Loop In the Forest
The short loop in the forest starts by descending to the Upper Tunkhannock Creek. It follows the creek for a bit and turns to circle back around to where you started.
Other Hiking Trails Outside Lake Naomi
If you’re interested in doing a trail that is close by but outside of Lake Naomi there are quite a few to choose from in the area. Bradys Lake Trails, Warner Trails, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Devils Hole, Hickory Run State Park, Big Pocono State Park, Seven Tubs and Tobyhanna State Park are some of the other trails in the area.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area has 25 miles of the Appalachain trail running through the park. Roughly 60 trails to hike, all areas of varying terrain and difficulty. For more information call +1 (570) 588-2435.
Hickory Run State Park
A total of 15,500 acres located in Carbon county, lies in the western foothils of the Pocono mountains. This large park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking-strewn area is a National Natural Landmark.To get to Hickory Run State Park from the house head on to I-80 West to exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles. For more information about the park here is their number +1 (570) 443-0400.
Big Pocono State Park
This scenic park, located on top of Camelback Mountain, can be reached by thaking I-80 south to exit 299, Tannersville. Follow the signs to Camelback Ski area and Big Pocono State Park. Their number is +1 (570) 894-8336.
Gouldsboro State Park
The rugged terrain of Gouldsboro State Park makes for challenging but rewarding hiking. All trails are blazed. Double blazes indicates a change of direction or a junction of two trails. There are three different trails with three different levels of difficulty. Prospect Rock Trail 5.8 miles (Medium), Old Route 611 1.25 miles (Easy) and Frank Gantz Trail 3.2 miles (hard).
Take 423 North to 380 North and take exit 13
Take 115 North towards Wilkes-Barre. Located approximately 15 miles down on 115. Access to the trail is off of the Southbound lanes.
Tobyhanna State Park
Follow Route 423 North approximately 8 miles to the village of Tobyhanna. The park is located on Route 423, just north of the village. Their number is +1 (570) 894-8336.
Take Route 940 East to the Mt. Pocono light. Stay on 940 East for approximately 1 mile to Devils Hole Road on your left. Take this road for another mile to a parking lot on your left. You’ll find trails to hike through miles of State gamelands.
Please also read the Lake Naomi Hiking Tips before starting your nature walk!