Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
99.00 ft (30.18 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.30 mi (2.09 km)
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With a true sense of cooperation, the 777-acre Paradise Price Preserve is owned and managed by both Paradise and Price Townships in northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, the project was partially funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources along with the Monroe County Open Space Bond.

There are two entrances to this forest preserve, one is located off of Henry’s Crossing Road on the western side of the preserve, and an eastern entrance is about six miles away. The trailhead for Henry’s Crossing Trail is located at the western entrance, which consists of a parking area with a large sign and posted map. There is a holder for maps, but it may be empty, so be certain to have the OnX map downloaded. There are no names for the trails on the posted map, but the trail referred to as Henry’s Crossing is the short lollipop-shaped trail. There are yellow blazes to help guide hikers.

The trail is generally wide and offers a pleasant woodland hike. In some sections, there is water and mud. One sign even points to a side loop to avoid the swampy area with an arrow and the notation, “Feet Dry.” At another spot, flat rocks have been strategically placed to step over the wet area. Hikers should consider waterproof boots. Also, for safety during hunting seasons, hikers are encouraged to wear fluorescent orange.

This forest trail is filled with deciduous trees. When leaves are on the trees, they provide a canopy of shade. In autumn, the foliage changes colors and crisp leaves begin to blanket the path. When the leaves have fallen, there is a more open view through the forest and the scenery is mostly bare trees and leafless bushes, until hikers come across an unusual sight. An immense boulder stands out dramatically in the middle of the forest. The boulder was glacially split into two huge pieces. The trail has a side loop for hikers who want a closer look at this geological wonder.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy hike. Peaceful woodlands. Enormous glacial split boulder.

Cons

Small swampy areas.

Trailhead Elevation

1,059.00 ft (322.78 m)

Highest point

1,094.00 ft (333.45 m)

Features

Wildlife
Family friendly
Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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