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Buttermilk Falls is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bridgewater Township, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

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This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

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Reviews (179)
Photos (202)
Recordings (177)
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Fern Quesada
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Hiking

Dope dope dope hike! Got a little lost but it was so worth it! Saw a huge bear too, awesome experience.

Mossy Bradley
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Hiking

So much trash on the trail especially by the waterfall area.

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Aankit Malhotra
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Hiking

Such a nice trail!

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Lana Shaker
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Hiking

Easy short little loop

Meghan E
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Hiking

Easy trails with lots of options. A lot of interconnecting trails to make your hike as short or as long as you want. Wasn’t too busy in the morning, but got pretty crowded in the afternoon on a Saturday.

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Matthew Caravella
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Mountain biking

Rocky horror trail show

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Ania S.
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HikingRocky
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Jocelyn Gardner
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HikingMuddy
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Sonya Spisak
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HikingMuddy
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Ralph Tanaka
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Gregg Paradise
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HikingMuddy
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Anthony Galioto
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HikingRocky

Really peaceful hike. Only downside is that the “scenic view” is of a factory. Shortly after you pass that you arrive at Buttermilk Falls which is a lot better than I thought it would be. A truly wonderful gem to photograph. As you leave the waterfall and have the river on your left you might get lucky and get some reflection shots. The river was very calm when i went. If you’re looking for an easy to moderate hike I recommend this loop. Just be careful on the rocky sections!

Steven Piazza
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HikingMuddyScramble

Beautiful views. Waterfall is worth it. Windy trail. Portions of trails not clearly marked. Went off trail by accident a couple times.

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Jada Cox
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Please wear water proof hiking boots ! They are needed. Other than that it was a great trail.

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Delia D.
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HikingMuddy

good hike with friends and our dogs!

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Eric Laj
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Hiking

Nice trail. Had to refer to the map often as the side trails are all marked the same. It’s rated moderate, but is on the easy side of moderate. Nice view of the quarry and the waterfall. Saw a few mountain bikers, no issues. Everyone was respectful except the one guy with an aggressive dog off his leash roaming free. Slightly muddy, slightly rocky.

Amy Lynn
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HikingIcyMuddyRocky

The woods appear to have recently been on fire.

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Connor Reynolds
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HikingRocky

This is a very cool hike with an overlook of a strip mine. There's also a waterfall on the way which is kind of cool. Not too long and very easy

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S. Miles
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HikingMuddy

Great for an afternoon hike with our four legged friends

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Chris K
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HikingRocky

There are still areas that are smoldering

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Rachel Adelman
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Hiking

The forest around the path was literally smoking, not sure if there was a fire or something but it smelled burnt

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Brian Bennett
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HikingOff trail

Great first hike of Fall 19 ! Duke really enjoyed this trail. We started on the standard trail and cut across a natural rock bridge right before the falls which took us along a nice hilly loop trail. The off trail loop took us back to the natural bridge trail which then lead us to the falls and eventually back to our car. Great trail to say the least only a handful of people and 3 dogs ! I would recommend and definitely will be out here again.

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