Buttermilk Falls Trail

HARD 182 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.

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8 hours ago

Great spot. Cool climb up the stairs to the top of the falls.

1 day ago

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24 days ago

Hiked from Crater Lake to the falls. There are no good scenic views in between. The trails were not marked very well. My cousin and I got lost and followed the wrong trail a few times. It is possible to just drive to the falls because there is a parking lot right in front of it.

hiking
27 days ago

The hike itself is intense, hence it's rating. But all in all the most beautiful view is at the beginning. The trail was great with our 2 dogs and all in all I had a wonderful time.

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This is a great hike, starts off with a beautiful view at the base of the falls where you start your hike. The first mile is difficult and where you find 95% of your vertical. But once you get through that you can enjoy an easy hike and relax at beautiful lake at about mile 2.5. The first mile of the hike has a lot of traffic but get past it and enjoy the rest.

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This is the tallest waterfall in NJ and it is right next to the road. Next to it is a great trail that takes you through a forest and leads to the Appalachian Trail. Tough in places but cool. Check out my full review along with some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/buttermilkfallsnj