Check out these hiking trails near Scranton, PA, and explore what's possible. Woodlands Campus Maps and Guides are also available at Lackawanna Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hiking Trails & Maps
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Keystone’s picturesque 170-acre Woodlands Campus with the south branch of the Tunkhannock Creek and Ackerly Creek running through the heart of it all, features roughly 7 miles of hiking trails.
Thousands of people have hiked the trails to experience nature at its finest, and have enjoyed wonderful opportunities for fishing, photography, and simply relaxing. Students and visitors can also take in the view at a scenic overlook and cross the Nokomis Suspension Bridge.
The trails are open seven days a week from dawn until dusk and are reserved for foot traffic only. ATVs and horses are strictly prohibited and bikes are allowed only on the Trolley Trail.
Enjoy your trek through our Woodlands Campus!
6 Trails to Explore
The Trolley Trail and other Woodlands Campus trails are beautiful recreational resources and given their natural setting, it is not possible to remove snow or ice. Individuals using the trails assume risk and should be aware of conditions and use common sense and caution to ensure their own safety. Please remember to respect private property and not venture onto adjacent private lands.
Nokomis Forest Stewardship Trail educates the hiker on different aspects of Forest Stewardship.
Distance: 1.2 miles
Trail head: Nokomis Suspension Bridge behind Miller Library
Tree marker: Yellow Maple Leaf
Number of Stations: 22
Riparian Trail runs along the south branch of the Tunkhannock Creek into mature woods, meadows, and over a steep ravine. This hike will help you understand the natural functions of streamside, or riparian, ecology.
- Distance: 1 mile
- Trail Head: Nokomis Suspension Bridge behind Miller Library
- Tree marker: White and Green Heron
- Number of Stations: 32
Tree Identification Walk offers a broad view of the many different trees that grow on campus. The tree walk is a valuable learning experience for students, as well as the casual walker interested in learning more about trees.
- Distance: Varies
- Trail Head: In front of the Miller Library
- Tree marker: White and Green Tree
- Number of Stations: 38
Trolley Trail at Keystone College and Factoryville Borough, a partnership between Keystone College and Countryside Conservancy, is now open to the public!
- Distance: 1.3 miles
- Trail Head: Near Athletic Field and Track and Eckel Family Pavilion
- Used for biking and walking
- Part of a 2.64-mile Trolley Trail ride-thru that runs from Clarks Summit to Dalton
Tunkhannock Trail is perfect for recreational hiking. The trail features a variety of terrain, including open fields, dense forests and steep inclines. Visitors should wear appropriate foot wear when heading out on this trail.
- Distance: 2 miles
- Trail head: Keystone College Tennis Courts
- Tree marker: Red Hiker
- Terrain: Open field, dense forest, some steep inclines
Water Discovery Interpretive Trail runs along the south branch of the Tunkhannock Creek. The trail explores water in all its aspects, from the water cycle to the concept of the watershed.
- Distance: .35 miles
- Trail Head: Lackawanna Hall
- Tree marker: Blue Water Drop
- Number of Stations: 17