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

walking
8 days ago

Easy hike

10 days 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.

25 days 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
25 days ago

One of the best ones

hiking
29 days ago

It was pretty good

hiking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

Beautiful park, great for the dogs.

4 months ago

Great hike

walking
6 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
7 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
7 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.

7 months ago

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

7 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.

7 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
7 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
7 months ago

Enjoyed the Red Trail with family. A geological wonderland!

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

I love this trail. beautiful falls.

hiking
9 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.

hiking
9 months ago

I have been here a few times and I enjoy the falls. I have always done the red trail, which is the longest/most difficult that Bushkill has to offer. The hike itself is fairly simple. My seven year old son did the red trail and had no issues. There are some steep inclines and many steps, but if you are in 'normal' shape it is not really difficult. The falls are beautiful, and the surroundings along the trail are very nice to look at. The thing that I don't love about Bushkill falls is that the price to get in per person is pretty steep! There are SO MANY hiking trails in the Pocono area with beautiful waterfalls that are FREE. I do like Bushkill, but would suggest looking online for trails with waterfalls in and around the area that are free.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike amongst a tin of waterfalls got a tiny bit strenuous at some points

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyable scenic hike and took many beautiful pictures.

10 months ago

I enjoyed this hike and would go again. lots of stairs!! If your knees can't handle stairs, this isn't the hike for you.

hiking
10 months ago

$14.50 to shuffle along with fat Trump voters. Literally operated by Aramark, complete with turnstiles. Great for families.

10 months ago

Walked the yellow to the red then followed the blue back with two children. Was not crowded and they do free tickets for military on mondays. Through July and August.

10 months ago

Definitely a waterfall attraction. Red trail will give you some, minimal solitude on this heavily trafficked tourist destination.

hiking
10 months ago

way too crowded, dirty water, too expensive. there are so many nicer trails throughout the delaware water gap and the surrounding areas that this one is definitely not worth it

hiking
10 months ago

The waterfalls are spectacular but it was so crowded that people literally kept bumping into me.

hiking
10 months ago

The waterfalls are spectacular but it was so crowded that people literally kept bumping into me.

hiking
10 months ago

The waterfalls are spectacular but it was so crowded that people literally kept bumping into me.

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