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Cascades along Wheelbarrow Run

Seven Tubs

The Seven Tubs Recreation Area, named from the glacial meltwater that created potholes and filled up “tubs” of water, features numerous waterfalls along Wheelbarrow Run near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The unique Seven Tubs Recreation Area features seven distinct potholes along Wheelbarrow Run which were formed by flowing glacial meltwater that eroded the sandstone bedrock. The flows have also cut deep gorges out of the surrounding landscapes, leading to a unique landscape within the Pinchot State Forest.

The trail system at Seven Tubs includes a short loop trail that encircles the Wheelbarrow Run gorge and the Audubon Loop Trail that follows Laurel Run.

  • The Audubon Loop Trail, formed by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society, is a 1.8-mile footpath that follows Laurel Run and through diverse woodlands.
  • The Wheelbarrow Run Trail is a .3 mile loop trail around the Wheelbarrow Run Gorge.

From Interstate 81 at Wilkes-Barre, follow PA Route 115 south for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Bear Creek Boulevard. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike/Interstate 476’s Wilkes-Barre Interchange, follow PA Route 115 north for 2.6 miles. Turn left onto Bear Creek Boulevard.


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