Providing incredible mountain views, Big Pocono State Park is a 1,306-acre landscape offering a diverse array of activities and sights. If you're into cycling, Big Pocono State Park offers three miles of mountain biking trails. These are the South Trail and the North Trail Lower Loop.
As these are specific to cyclists, hikers and individuals walking their canines should stay clear at all times. In 2016, Big Pocono State Park installed bike stations along these trails. In addition to a permanent pump, these stations also offer a bike repair rack and several tools in case you need to make some emergency repairs or adjustments.
Hiking here is great, but keep in mind that it's some very challenging terrain. Eight miles of dedicated trails wind throughout this mountaintop region, providing views of three different states. Park officials recommend that amateur hikers steer clear of the Indian Trail, as it has a 600-foot elevation and should only be attempted by experienced climbers.
Horseback riding is also quite popular on these paths, with riding being permitted on all hard surface roads shared by vehicles in addition to the traditional hiking routes. Make sure to keep your canine on a leash at all times if you decide to bring them along for your journey. Bags for canine cleanup are an absolute must.
Canines are allowed on these areas, but not inside of the restrooms. As Big Pocono State Park is maintained in conjunction with Camelback Mountain Resort and the Pocono Outdoor Club, you can rest assured that you'll have a clean and pleasant experience every time you visit.
Events are regularly hosted here at the picnic pavilions. There are 15 available for rental throughout the park, all of which offer full amenities and bathroom facilities. Also keep in mind that Big Pocono State Park closes at the end of deer season in December, and stays closed until weather conditions improve during the following spring. Dogs aren't allowed here during hunting season.