Upper Shamokin Gorge Trail

Distance: 0.8 mile  

Blaze Color: Red

Difficulty Level: DIFFICULT

Key Feature:  stream side, challenging

A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen maintained by the foundation is available at the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn and at Trillium House.

One of the more beautiful and challenging hikes on the mountain, the Gorge Trail starts on Laurel Springs Drive near Wolftrap Lane where it follows and crosses the headwaters of Stoney Creek at several spots. At some places the water itself is invisible, but easily heard under the rocks. Stream life can be found on the undersides of rocks and plant life is abundant all around. It connects to the current Appalachian Trail and intersects with the Upper Shamokin Falls and Laurel Springs Gap Overlook trails. Use caution in winter.