Bushkill Falls Red Trail

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Bushkill Falls Red Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bushkill, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

$15 entry fee per person

2 days ago

Great for all!

7 days ago

Falls were astounding—amazing noise & power of water. Huge amount of work planking and railing the trail and the great views of the falls make it worth the cost. Fascinating to see the brown (tannins?) water on the main stream, but a clear one feeding it. Great diversity of mushrooms!

13 days ago

easy 5 and something km. easy to track the red labels on the trees. beautiful waterfalls across the path.

hiking
17 days ago

We went at a perfect time and i took some awesome pics so it was pretty cool!!

hiking
26 days ago

It rained off and on during our hike, and since it was raining today (and rained the previous day) there was lots of water flowing and very few people. Nice.

Yes, you have to pay for admission, but the boardwalks give you access to some otherwise inaccessible views inside the gorge. Lots of trees fell as a result of the nor’ easter last March. Privately owned Bushkill Falls is open and NPS Dingmans Falls and George W. Childs are both still closed.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and sort of easy. Well maintained. Need to pay to get in ($14.5). Def come back

walking
1 month ago

Nice scenic walk with beautiful waterfalls along the trails. It is a little congested but was an enjoyable walk. A lot of great photo opportunities.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfalls, very easy hike. great for beginners and great scenic views. sucks you have to cough up 15 for it though...

hiking
1 month ago

Waterfalls are beautiful and the boardwalk give you a great view of them. There are different trail options depending on your skill/physical abilities. My son and I walked the red trail in 1.5 hours. The price is a bit steep as mentioned in other post but if you’re looking for something different to do, I would recommend it.

1 month ago

entry price was a little steep... easy enough to do with 3 and 5 year olds. beautiful waterfalls.

1 month ago

One of the best one

walking
2 months ago

Easy hike

2 months ago

The waterfalls are stunning and the boardwalks allow you to get nice photos. You do have to pay to go hike which when looking at hiking sites wasn't mentioned. They do take credit cards. There is a gorgeous overlook and a nice long easy hike to the other falls and along the creek feeding the waterfalls. Sadly, even on a Wednesday there were a lot of loud noisy kids accompanied by their adult counterparts that took away from ambiance and enjoyment of nature. I believe there are 7 waterfalls total and some of the boardwalk was still being constructed from the winter storms. There are a good amount of steps that may be wet on the boards but they weren't to slippery or too steep.

2 months ago

14.50$ per adult for “tickets” to “hike” this short trail. Absurd. Drive and visit a true national or state park and hike for free

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best ones

hiking
2 months ago

It was pretty good

hiking
3 months ago

Crews are still re-building the end part of the red trail from he storms this winter, but had a fantastic time nonetheless. First time hiking Bushkill and it wasn't overly busy last week. Gorgeous sights.

4 months ago

Beautiful park, great for the dogs.

6 months ago

Great hike

walking
8 months ago

Short, easy hike, we did the blue and yellow trails with two 3.5 years old who were walking most of it. Lot’s of stairs. Nice views.

hiking
9 months ago

Get there early before the crowds of tour buses arrive. Followed the recommendation of doing the trail counter clock wise, and was delighted with the gorgeous views!

hiking
9 months ago

The falls were beautiful, especially the main falls. We didn't quite make it to all the other as the walkway tags were missing and got turned around a bit at apparently a crucial point. However the walkways appear well maintained, and if you get to the part that is on dirt it's quite beautiful. I thought the $15 might be a bit on the expensive side but we enjoyed it. Lots of steps...even on the 'popular' trail.

9 months ago

Didn’t initially like paying for this but was glad we did. Many waterfalls in a close proximity

9 months ago

A very well maintained hiking trail around the famous Bushkill Falls and gorges. The main red trail loop covers 7 of 8 falls. You can take a side loop to see the 8th, Pennell Falls.

9 months ago

Well maintained with incredible views! Very easy if youre comfortable with the stairs. The 2.5 red loop goes quickly. Expect to see a lot of people. Seems very odd to stand in line and pay a $14.50 entree fee and walk through turnstiles before a hike. Not my idea of hiking but i thoroughly enjoyed it. Stop here if youre ever in the area

hiking
9 months ago

Did the Red trail, recommend doing trail right to left as it's then mostly down hill with the steps after you hit the peak. Not happy about the added 2 bucks entry fee on the weekends, which I didn't read anywhere, but must say the $ does show in the great maintenance of the trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyed the Red Trail with family. A geological wonderland!

hiking
10 months ago

Really beautiful. LOTS more of steps and the trail gets a bit rocky. Dog friendly with a leash

11 months ago

I love this trail. beautiful falls.

hiking
11 months ago

I was very impressed with the quality of this park. Although there is an admission price ($14.50 in 08/2017), the park is well worth the price of admission. I arrived at 11:30am on a Thursday morning and the parking lot was packed (so get there earlier). Once past the admission gate the trails are all well-maintained, blazed, and signed and all of the bridges and railings felt professionally-made, rigid, and safe. The hike north to Pennell Falls was fairly level but over a lot of tree roots. From Pennell Falls west to Peters' Corners was an easy walk in the woods. Turn right at the large map kiosk to reach upper Bridesmaid's Falls then Bridal Veil Falls, and then lower Bridesmaid's Falls. Throughout this area it is particularly rocky and uneven but these three falls are especially photo-worthy. Continue following Pond Run Creek south to the bridge and then start coming up Little Bushkill Creek where first you'll see the lower Gorge Falls and then Bushkill (main) Falls. These are also particularly photo-worthy. For those who enjoy taking pictures you'll find that the wooden bridges and walkways near and over the waterfalls are great. Because this is a very popular tourist destination the trails were packed, but it was worth the visit and I would highly recommend this park to anyone staying anywhere near the Delaware Water Gap.

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