Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail

EASY 89 reviews

Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This is an easy hike to two beautiful waterfalls in Childs Park within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Dingmans Creek trailhead is at the end of Mollineaux Road, off of Johnny Bee Road. From the Dingmans Falls visitor center, it is a quick walk to Silver Thread Falls along a boardwalk. The boardwalk trail is wide and level which is ideal for those requiring wheelchair access. Silver Thread falls is a tall and thin falls. The remaining part of the trail to Dingmans Falls is less than a mile and mostly on boardwalk. Dingmans Falls is impressive in terms of size and flow and has a unique look with its angles drop at the bottom. If you want to continue your hike and add some elevation, you have the option to take stairs up to the top of the falls. The top of the falls provides various vantage points and resting areas. This is a busy trail and the parking area fills up quickly, especially on weekends.

hiking
2 days ago

Cute little easy trail

hiking
1 month ago

Hike kind of lame. But the waterfalls were amazing and worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome !

hiking
2 months ago

cool waterfall and easy for all ages, check out my write up with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/dingmansfalls/

hiking
3 months ago

Dingman's Falls park was my first stop of the day so I was the only one there. From the parking lot it takes only 5 minutes to reach Silver Thread Falls along the boardwalk and probably another 30 minutes to reach Dingman's Falls. Due to the wide and level boardwalk this is an ideal place for those requiring handicapped access. The climb up the steps to the top of Dingman's Falls gives a view of an upper falls area but it is really the view from the bottom that is best. Because the top of the falls is not shaded by trees it is best to take pictures of this falls on a cloudy or overcast day.

3 months ago

nice and easy

walking
4 months ago

Easy boardwalk path to a couple different beautiful waterfalls. The climb up the stairs at the end isn't worth it as the better view is at the bottom of the waterfall. Great for kids and inexperienced hikers.

hiking
4 months ago

I accidentally came in through the back of the park, technically 'off trail' because my GPS sent me to the wrong destination but I rather enjoyed the views increasing in beauty. Ending with the main water fall, which is absolutely breath taking, was perfect for me.

From the main entrance of the park, it is a very simple 'boardwalk' path which leads you directly to the main fall (where I spent half of my time soaking in the beauty). From there, you have the option of walking up stairs which winds you to the top of the falls; this part of the trail wasn't too bad and offered multiple resting/viewing areas.

I visited during the week in the spring (unsure of date) and the park was very much uncrowded.

walking
4 months ago

Awesome place!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy access is the best description here for this simple trail which is basically all boardwalk. Silverthread falls you are almost at instantly and it is a very unique waterfall being so tall and so thin. The remaining trek to Dingmans is less than a mile again mostly on boardwalk. Dingmans is very impressive in terms of size, flow and also unique with its angles drop at the bottom. If you want to add some elevation you have the option to take stairs up to the top of Dingmans it provides various vantage points and doesn't take too long, plus it helps get the heart rate up from a largely flat smooth trail. Another very busy place in the DWG parking fills up quick and you may have to loop around a couple times to get a space.

hiking
5 months ago

I've only started hiking recently and have not had an opportunity to visit very many trails, but so far Dingmans Falls is my favorite. The trail is easy and the boardwalk leading to the fall is wonderful. Hiked down to the creek as well and it was nice and easy. Very peaceful and lovely.

5 months ago

Nicely

hiking
5 months ago

It's a great in and out for kids. Has steps to get to the top of the big waterfall, all the rest is a boardwalk system.

8 months ago

Beautiful falls, very well maintained, definitely go to the top of the falls! Go in the spring to see the hemlocks and rhododendrons bloom.

10 months ago

great hike, plenty of beautiful side trails with hidden waterfalls.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Great stop for a quick short hike. Only about 0.8 mile up and back on a boardwalk trail but the waterfalls are a great view. Signs state to not leave the trail but at the top of the waterfall there is a small climb up that reveals more trails to be explored

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nice, easy boardwalk trail.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Short but totally worth it. Once you step on the trail it's a ten min walk through what looks like a jungle. The trees canopy over the walkway and all you hear is birds chirping. There are two large waterfalls and you should definitely take the extra hike to climb all the way up to the top. There's a secret little spot right next to the top's swimming hole that is crystal clear and very deep! Breathtaking. Sat up there for about thirty mins just relaxing and enjoying the view.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful waterfalls! It hadn't rained in a while so water levels were low. Overall easy, and family-friendly trail on a raised boardwalk.

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