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Trip Planner: USA / Pennsylvania / Pocono Mountains Region / Luzerne County / Wilkes-Barre / Seven Tubs Recreation Area
Seven Tubs Recreation Area is a publicly accessible recreation area located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Continuously flowing glacial meltwater gouged a line of smooth tubs in gritty sandstone over 12,000 years ago. The tubs are potholes formed by the flowing water. The site is part of a 537-acre (2.17 km2) recreation area in the Pennsylvania mountains about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of downtown Wilkes-Barre. The site is popular among hikers for its easy accessibility and beginner-level hiking environment.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Wilkes-Barre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Seven Tubs Recreation Area and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Seven Tubs Recreation Area reviews
To all you dog lovers, stop leaving bags of dog poop on the trail, either take it with you or just push the poop off the trail and let nature take care of it, I don't appreciate seeing the trail...
To all you dog lovers, stop leaving bags of dog poop on the trail, either take it with you or just push the poop off the trail and let nature take care of it, I don't appreciate seeing the trail... more »
A hidden gem. Easily accessible from Wilkes-Barre, easy to navigate, and yet deliciously wild. Trails are well maintained and provide a range of difficulties for hikers of various abilities.
A hidden gem. Easily accessible from Wilkes-Barre, easy to navigate, and yet deliciously wild. Trails are well maintained and provide a range of difficulties for hikers of various abilities. more »
I was in the Forty Foot area and had a couple hours to spare so I decided to visit the preserve. This is a great place for hiking and just enjoying nature. At the beginning of the trail, you can see the waterfall which is amazing. If going hiking, make sure to have the proper footwear because the yellow trail is not a smooth path. Definitely worth a visit.
Seven Tubs is a beautiful area that I wished I allowed more time to explore. They noted a 1.8 mile easy trail that we attempted in the late afternoon in June. It was stunning and had peaceful trails once you got away from the local swimming hole by the parking lot. We didn't finish the trail, and would like to go back to try again. A few things to note: 1. Wear hiking shoes. There are steep sections in this hike that is difficult even in sneakers. 2. There is one section of the trail with a very steep metal grate steps to go down, and it is very scary looking since you can see through the steps. Children, elderly or those with mobility issues should not attempt this. 3. There are wooden bridges that have rather large gaps between the boards where your foot could easily go through. Be careful. (See picture) 4. Parts of the trail literally goes over smooth rock, which has water dripping over it in wet seasons, so it can be very slippery. Bring hiking poles. (See picture of husband helping son over slippery section.) 5. While people swim there, I don't think I would recommend it due to the slippery nature of the rocks.
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