Hike to Bushkill Falls

    3.7
    2 miles  - Loop Trail

    Added by Tyler Cranden

    This is an easy hike in eastern Pennsylvania with trails of varying lengths, bringing you to views of 8 different waterfalls.

    Bushkill Falls offers visitors a choice of 4 different trails to explore. All trails are very well maintained, making this trip safe for the whole family.

    The most rewarding trail is the Red Trail. This route brings you to all 8 of Bushkill's waterfalls. Taking the trail counter-clockwise, you will come across Pennell Falls in less than 1/4 mile. The trail continues to loop around and hit 6 more waterfalls, 2 of my favorites being Bridesmaid's Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Finally, at the end of the loop you will hit the 8th and most spectacular waterfall; Main Falls.

    At the trailhead there is a souvenir/snack building in case you are hungry or care to bring home a trinket.

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    over 2 years ago

    Beautiful

    My love surprised me with a weekend getaway to the Delaware Water Gap last fall. Part of that trip was hiking the red trail at Bushkill Falls. It’s definitely touristy but people were very kind and gave me space to do long exposures of the falls. Honestly the day we were there very few people were hiking the red trail so as we moved along it got less crowded. It’s definitely worth the money.

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    🥇Top Contributor

    about 3 years ago

    Touristy, but worth a visit

    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.

    Explorer

    🥇Top Contributor

    over 3 years ago

    Beautiful Location!

    Bushkill has some beautiful waterfalls & very well maintained trails & walkways. Although it's a beautiful outdoor location, it is also a tourist location and is very crowded. That & the fee is why it is 4 stars

    Hike

    Amazing waterfalls, but incredibly busy with a fee to enter the park

    Bushkill Falls

    It's beautiful! I did this hike with my two children (5 and 2 years old) Some parts are rocky but it's a pretty easy 2 1/2 mile hike. It's perfect for an easy/fun family hike

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