Abby ShepardStoryteller

Advocating outdoor adventure and chasing sunsets, all with a serious case of wanderlust.

Great hike with an amazing view for sunrise. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes, as the elevation is steep and the path can get muddy.

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

The hike is short, but the falls are beautiful! I recommend going in the off season to avoid crowds.

2 months ago
2 months ago

Hocking Hills is an amazing state park and this is my favorite trail! Old Man's Cave is breathtaking, and a must see spot. The trail can get crowded during peak season though, so plan accordingly.

3 months ago
3 months ago

I debated visiting Bushkill Falls at all because I had heard that it was very touristy. Accept the fact that it's touristy and go; it's worth a visit. The waterfalls are gorgeous, and the trails are very well maintained. I took the red trail, and once I got away from the entrance to the park it wasn't crowded at all.

5 months ago
5 months ago

This hike is a relatively short climb with beautiful views. Be prepared for steep elevation and a few rock scrambles. The trail is popular, and the parking lot fills up quickly, so I would recommend going earlier in the day or later in the evening. If you're looking to catch a sunset without having to climb back down in the dark, I recommend hiking to the first lookout point for sunset, which is only about a 20 minute hike from the parking lot.

5 months ago
5 months ago

This park is incredible. We took the H trail all through the park, and loved it!

5 months ago
5 months ago

It's a beautiful, well-maintained trail which will take you straight to the beach!

7 months ago
7 months ago

Big Meadows is a beautiful campground right in the park. I would definitely stay there again!

8 months ago
8 months ago

I loved this trail when I visited Sleeping Giant. The lookout tower at the top of the trail is seriously more like a castle, and the views are spectacular. Definitely worth a visit!

12 months ago
12 months ago

Burton's Island is a great hike off the beaten path at Delaware Seashore State Park. The trail also offered great views of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

12 months ago
12 months ago

Clifton Gorge offers beautiful views of the water and a great hiking trail.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

As a native of Dayton, Ohio, I love visiting the caverns! The formations are beautiful. Definitely worth the visit!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

This is a nice trail that winds through the maritime forest of Cape Henlopen State Park. Most people come to the park for the beach access, but if you are looking for a different environment, this trail is a great way to experience a side of the park that many visitors skip. There are lots of ticks, so check periodically! The trail can also become a little flooded after heavy rains.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

The trail is a bit challenging and involves climbing uphill over rocky terrain, but the views are incredible! Both North and South Bubble are definitely worth seeing. These trails were the highlight of my Acadia trip.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

An enjoyable way to see the Everglades. Definitely bring lots of water!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Great trail without the crowds. When I hiked this trail in August, we had the cliffs to ourselves.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

I absolutely love Cape Henlopen State Park! The park loops truly offers something for everyone. I also recommend stopping by the Seaside Nature Center where there is a touch tank and aquariums featuring local fish and reptiles. The programs that the nature center runs are also excellent. If you are visiting on a day Seining the Bay if offered, it's a fantastic, hands-on way to learn more about the marine life living in the Delaware Bay.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago