Scranton Trails: Dunmore Reservoir

While I wouldn’t quite recommend The Dunmore Reservoir to the casual runner, as it gets quite steep and rocky at times, it’s a great place for hiking, trail running or mountain biking. Or dirt biking/quadding if that’s your thing. So for the latest in my series about trails in the NEPA area, check out my video on the Dunmore Reservoir trail to “The Top of the World.”

The Dunmore Reservoir is a beautiful location perfect for a range of outdoors activities from hiking to mountain biking to having a nice picnic by the water. Opened in autumn 2011, the Reservoir is home to many trails and routes, but perhaps the best one of them all is the “Top of the World,” a steep, challenging (but rewarding) hike to a scenic vantage point. On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles from the summit.

The Reservoir and its trails are open to the public thanks to the work done by the Dunmore Historical Society and Pennsylvanian American Water. It’s one of my favorite locations in the NEPA area and I’m quite grateful that residents of the city have such a lovely, natural location to explore now. There are many other trails besides the one covered in this video, so feel free to explore to your heart’s content. But just be careful not to get lost.

The Reservoir is located on Tigue Street, just off the exit from Interstate 380. Or you can head up Drinker Street and then take a left on to Tigue Street shortly before Drinker Street turns into 380. I highly recommend the area to any residents of Scranton, Dunmore and the surrounding areas. The climb to the Top of the World is a tough one, but it’s more than worth it.

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