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“No wonder there was a professional photographer there”

Seven Tubs Natural Area
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

taking pictures of what looked like an engagement or pre-wedding something or other. This place is gorgeous and unlike a lot of places that have waterfalls, it was much more accessible to non-hikers. You can do as much or as little walking as you would like and still be able to see some or all of the natural falls and pools. The walk down to the "tubs" is paved and relatively short.

4  Thank xiphosuran
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

This location was just 10 minutes from Wilkes Barre, PA. There are some beautiful water basins that spill into each other on the main wooded trails, but if the weather is nice those areas are usually packed with people. You don't have to work very hard to get to them. Instead of making these basins your end point, keep walking down the hill past the parking lane and you will find adventure. We found ourselves on an abandoned highway and a crumbling bridge or two. Be aware of 4-wheelers. Don't blast your headphones if you're going for a run. Stay alert and be able to hear what is coming your way.

2  Thank sarapisarchick
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great spot with a couple choices for hiking. There are a couple options for a hike and neither are extremely difficult though very young children or the elderly could have problems with the uneven ground and climbing.

When you first get to here, be sure to stop on the foot bridge to admire the fall and one of the tubs carved into the rock. On the other side of the bridge you have 2 choices; either go left and up or go right toward the stream. If you go left you will see couple more falls and tubs, at the top of this hike you again have 2 choices; you can go right which loops around and comes back down by the stream, or take the foot bridge across the water to the other side and hike back down along the falls. Or, you can do it the opposite way, start out walking by the stream then loop around and come back down by the falls.

Generally, my husband & I hike up one side of the falls area then down the other side. We usually just go up to the railroad bridge then turn back but you can also climb to the top of the bridge, cross over and go down the other side and continue hiking a ways along the water. Or, for those a little more daring, walk through the tunnel formed by the RR bridge. This is an active train line though so be careful if you are crossing over.

In warmer weather you'll see people wading in the water and younger children swimming in the deeper areas. We've seen some people jumping off the rocks into one of the tubs but it's not something I'd recommend.

We enjoy the view of the falls, the trees and nature. Haven't seen any bear yet but it's always smart to be prepared. The only negative I have about the place is the trash. I will never understand why it's so difficult for people to pack out their trash, or so easy to just toss it in the woods. There are no trash cans available that I've seen but what's the big deal? Take a bag with you, toss your trash in and put it in your car when you leave! Often my husband & I will carry a plastic grocery bag in with us just so we can pick up trash along the way.

2  Thank kalypri
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

this walk follows a stream/river when its high. with lots of spots to stop and play in th water if thats what your into. great walk for my dog finally made it to the end where the damn is. i bet it looks beautiful when its full. still a nice place to splash your feet and have a day with the family and cousins. one of the few nice walks in wilkes barre area where you can swim with out be hassled by police, fined or swim in dirty water if your bored and wanna go on a walk this place is for you.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a very nice place to go for a walk through some beautiful trails, a hike up the mountains, or even a swim in one of its many waterfalls/waterholes. Very beautiful and worth the trip!

1  Thank amf3689
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