Hike to Bushkill Falls

Lehman township, Pennsylvania

3.7/5
based on 7 reviews

Details

Distance

2 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

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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Features

Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Reviews

I came here with my family a few times as a kid and remembered enjoying the waterfalls! By the pictures, it looks like it is still worth the visit! Glad to see it was added to The Outbound.

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.

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.

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

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

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

I grew up near Bushkill Falls so I went often as a kid, and loved it every time. It's a beautiful place for photography (especially in the fall) and the main falls are 100 feet tall, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in the state. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because this land is privately owned and they charge you a whopping $13.50 to see it. This place should be a state park, and free to all.

Easy walk through the woods and on wood bridges/pathways for great views of waterfalls. Walk quietly through the woods and be on the look-out: you might be lucky enough to see some wildlife. We saw 2 fawns just off the trail when we went. Many people walked right by and never saw them! Only downfalls are the admission and number of people you are likely to come across.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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