Bushkill Falls Red and Blue Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Bushkill Falls Red and Blue Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lehman, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

The hardest part of this trail, coming from someone who did not prep or exercise much before walking it, was the steps back up. The falls were gorgeous, it wasn't super busy since we got there early in the morning, and was overall a nice trail to walk. The red path does caution visitors that this is for hikers only as you are walking over rocks, tree stumps and steep slopes at times. However, from someone who never hiked before, it was a lot of fun if you're up for it. As for the price, I didn't think it was so bad considering the upkeep for the path along the falls. I'd rather pay the $14.50 to walk these trails then go for a swim down the falls.

hiking
21 days ago

2 months ago

good cardio, not difficult,lots of steps, nice views of waterfalls, get there early gets very crowded

2 months ago

This is not a wilderness hike by any means, though the red and blue trails are quieter and more wooded than the center area. But it is magical nonetheless. The center is all rustic railed boardwalk and stairs skirting both sides of a descending sequence of waterfalls, with fern covered massive stone walls. Face it, no natural/undeveloped site would let you experience this safely, unless you had wings. They have run these boardwalks really smartly, allowing many angles of view. The red and blue trails are a bit more natural and less traveled. Altogether totally worth it- don't be put off by the admission fee- a treat for the senses.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful falls, definitely a family destination also somewhat pricey.

hiking
3 months ago

The much hyped Bushkill Falls. $14.50 for entry is a bit excessive in my opinion, it's a shame that this place is just outside the border of then DWG national park. There are a ton of people and again it feels like a tourist trap. Waiting in line to pay to hike seems so odd to me. Once inside you can see that the money goes to good use. The main falls is magnificent, the boardwalks and stairs make this a nice place for sure but there are so many people. Navigating them and waiting in line to see waterfalls and snap photos wasn't an annoyance. I took the full red trail which eventually leaves the boardwalks and a good amount of people behind. It feels like a real hike for a time but before long you're back to stairs and crowds. After gaining back all the elevation on the stairs red trail seemed to go two different ways as it hooked up with a blue route. It extended the hike a good deal and for a time I enjoyed this portion along the creek. Eventually you're back towards the entrance and crowds still pouring in and I just wanted to get out fast. I think it's something you gotta do once but this doesn't hold a candle to Ricketts Glen which is you know, free. Try to get there early or otherwise avoid the crowds going on a less crowded day.

7 months ago

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