Monkey Run Natural Area, north side of Fall Creek
Meet-up: Corner of Hanshaw Road and Lower Creek Road, a little south of Route 13.
Click here for the Google Maps page showing the corner and the quickest route from Wegmans.
Click here to see a map of the natural area that shows its full extent, which isn’t that easy to visualize when you’re on the ground.
This is one of our best hikes. It has everything – high steep bluffs, two beautiful beaches, a lively bramble patch to slither through, one very steep uphill, many ups and downs, several big fields, ravines, and plenty of pine trees. All extremely picturesque.
It’s also possible to bail out using a short cut on the return leg that saves a lot of time. Over all, it’s a moderately strenuous walk.