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Best trails in Childs State Forest Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Childs State Forest Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail
Childs State Forest Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 43 m
PLEASE NOTE: Gate, visitors center, parking lot and bathrooms are closed as of July 2020 due to COVID19, so please plan accordingly. Lower parking to trail head is about a mile up. The road leading to this trailhead may be closed during the winter, adding an extra 2 miles roundtrip. Please check with the park before visiting: https://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm This is an easy hike to two beautiful waterfalls in Childs Park within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Dingmans Creek trailhead is at the end of Mollineaux Road, off of Johnny Bee Road. From the Dingmans Falls visitor center, it is a quick walk to Silver Thread Falls along a boardwalk. The boardwalk trail is wide and level which is ideal for those requiring wheelchair access. Silver Thread falls is a tall and thin falls. The remaining part of the trail to Dingmans Falls is less than a mile and mostly on boardwalk. Dingmans Falls is impressive in terms of size and flow and has a unique look with its angles drop at the bottom. If you want to continue your hike and add some elevation, you have the option to take stairs up to the top of the falls. The top of the falls provides various vantage points and resting areas. This is a busy trail and the parking area fills up quickly, especially on weekends.Show more
#2 - George W. Childs Recreation Site Trail [CLOSED]
Childs State Forest Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Note: As of September 2020, this trail is still closed. Show more