Bushkill Falls Red Trail

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Bushkill Falls Red Trail is a 1.5 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
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 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

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2 days ago

2 days ago

I love this trail. beautiful falls.

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18 days 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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18 days ago

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23 days ago

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24 days ago

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24 days 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
28 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable scenic hike and took many beautiful pictures.

1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

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1 month 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

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1 month ago

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