Iroquois Trail

County:     Wyoming 

Length:     3.6 miles (Out and Back) 

Trail Access Points: Bob Massaker Sports Complex and Sunnyside Road 

Trail Surface: Crushed stone

Activites: Walking, Biking 

Difficulty: Easy 

Description:

This remote and scenic trail follows the route of the old Lehigh Valley Railroad's Montrose Branch through Tunkhannock; a designated Susquehanna Greenway River Town. The majority of the trail is surrounded by thick forests and some marked crossings of a quiet country road. You'll get a nice overlook view of the Tunkhannock Creek, as the trail follows it upstream. This is also a great biking path through the scenic forests, but be sure to watch out for steep banks along the right side. You will be completely immersed in nature as you pass through the forests of hemlocks and hardwoods, and see moss/white lichen-coverered rocks.  

The trail begins at the Bob Massaker Sports Complex where you'll see a crushed stone path, and passes by Sunnyside Cemetery. After passing the trailhead parking lot and some benches, you'll make a steep, but short climb up into the woods. A steep dropoff to Sunnyside Road, Route 6, and Tunkhannock Creek is along the right side of the trail, with rocky cliffs on the left side. The incline leads all the way to the end of the trail, at which point you will start your way back through the woods to where you came. 

Parking and Trail Access:

The trailhead parking area can be accessed off route 6, south of Tunkhannock. The paved parking area is along Sunnyside Road near the Wyoming County 911/Emergency Center. An alternate parking area can be located at the Bob Massaker Sports Complex (1 Sunnyside Road) next to the Sunnyside Cemetery. 

Information courtesy of traillink.com and endlessmountains.wordpress.com

Top Photo courtesy: endlessmountains.wordpress.com 

Photo courtesy: Discover NEPA

Photo courtesy: Charleen Dowling