Devil's Hole

Map M

(Monroe) Map M 3 miles; moderate 30 mins from Scranton

Take Rt. 380 East to 611 South, proceed to Mt. Pocono, then turn left onto Rt 940 for .9 miles to Devil's Hole Rd. Turn left and go 1.1 miles to State Game Lands parking lot.

Take trail leading down to stream, then follow rough path back and forth over stream (difficult during times of high water). On the way up to a waterfall at about 1/4 mile you will see an old foundation, remains of the Seven Pines Inn, washed away during the flood of '55. Halfway to the falls there is an old road going sharply up to the right of stream to Seven Pines Mountain, where you will get a view of Delaware Water Gap from a rocky outcropping. Best when leaves are down. On the opposite side of the ravine (left going upstream) off a gamelands road, there is a huge boulder balanced on a precipice. I haven't found it yet, but have it on good authority that it's there. Maybe you can find it. Return from falls via same path, but bypass trail back up to the parking lot and you will come to R.R. tracks. Turn right and in a short time you will be looking into the Box canyon you have just hiked.