Buttermilk Falls Trail

HARD 148 reviews

Buttermilk Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Layton, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This loop has a little of everything. Waterfalls, ravines, valley walking, steep climb, ridge walking, views and a bushwhack.

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike! Big thanks to Annie for sharing her rock at Hemlock Pond with me so I could grab lunch and some sun. Your dog rules. Hike down and back up to/from Crater Lake and the "beach" was not worth it. See waypoint marked on my map for a climb up a side boulder that offers a decent view. Way too many bros and people listening loudly to music on wireless speakers out there...but also some really nice folks mixed in too.

hiking
14 days ago

Was a good challenge, started off steep then leveled out then back up again...good workout.

hiking
14 days ago

This was my first trail in years. My girlfriend took me not mentioning it was rated difficult. The beginning of the trail is very difficult, and the stairs are kind of scary but it was worth it. The falls are gorgeous and we met some cool people along the way.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome hike took us 5 hours but we doubled up some parts

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail and except the beginning, not hard. It is not very well marked though. Here is a good way of enjoying the trail, Follow the path until you reach the lake. After that you should follow orange trail. When you get to the camping site, continue the path, but do not go to the white trail. You should be able to find blue trail to come down to the waterfall again.

hiking
22 days ago

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22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Nice hike. Difficult in the beginning but pretty okay as you follow leads to a nice view of crater lake.

Waterfall is right at the beginning

hiking
25 days ago

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25 days ago

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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good challenging hike with the kids (8 & 13). Was steep at some points and rocks were slippery. Gorgeous view of lake. Saw geckos, chipmunks, bear tracks.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome time! Beautiful scenery! Some really steep inclines, not for the fainthearted.

1 month ago