Nay Aug Gorge
Mileage: 1.5 Miles Directions
Rise: minimal Facebook
Hike Time: 1 hr Weather
Significance: Gorge, Tree house ,Rocks Park website
Here is some of what you need to know: Their is a massive parking area for this place because it services the park, museum, and a large hospital. Hint: the trail is near the woods. Take a minute with the map below, use the satellite option to orient yourself.
1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map
2. Click on the flags for more information
3. Click on the pictures to make them large
If you are a local and think their is nothing nearby worth exploring then you are crazy. Yes the park is an island surrounded by industry and concrete, but the fact that you can walk less than a mile from your car and see an incredible formation of rock and water makes it a sweet deal.
Their are a couple ways into the gorge, we started down the Noah trail from the parking lot which led us to the lizard trail. This will bring you to the gorge area where a platform exists so that you and your loved ones can safely view the water. Their will be great temptation for you to jump into the water, I will warn you that they fine people for this all the time, and people have died jumping in.
You will see the trail head up hill and up stream. The goal is to cross the bridge so we can get to the lookout on the other side of the gorge. It is a short walk to the bridge and the trail is not too taxing. On your way there you will walk under the tree house. The entrance to the house is from the road above, not a far hike from this trail or you hit it on the way out. From the inside you can view the gorge and the trees around you.
Shortly after walking under the treehouse the trail will bare right and head down hill towards the covered bridge. From here you can look out over Roaring brook and the big rocks below. On the other side of the bridge the trail will again turn right and take you towards the Gorge again. It is another view of the falls
This is a great place to visit, if you wander around you can find more cliffs and RR relics. In the summer they have swimming pools with slides, playgrounds, and places to grill. If you are in Scranton or will be traveling through NEPA it is worth stopping for a hike.