Pa. closing scenic but dangerous Glen Onoko Falls hiking trail |

Pa. closing scenic but dangerous Glen Onoko Falls hiking trail

Steven Adams

One of the most popular trails in Pennsylvania has become too dangerous to hike.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is closing the main Glen Onoko Falls trail in Jim Thorpe starting May 1, reports the Associated Press.

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The rocky, slippery and eroding trail is in State Game Lands 141 which is next to Lehigh Gorge State Park.

The waterfalls are a popular recreation destination in all seasons.

Glen Onoko has been the scene of dozens of serious accidents over the years, and several deaths, reports the Associated Press.

Last summer, two people drowned near the waterfall. In 2016, a hiker fell to his death and another was seriously injured, reports WNEP.

Hikers opposed to the closure have started a petition with a goal of collecting 6,000 signatures to keep the trail open.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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