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Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail

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Childs State Forest Park

Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail is a 1.4 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 bird watching and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: Users have reported that the bridge will be closed June 1-June 12 for maintenance. PLEASE NOTE: Gate, visitors center, parking lot and bathrooms are closed at this time, so please plan accordingly. Lower parking to trail head is about a mile up. The road leading to this trailhead may be closed during the winter, adding an extra 2 miles roundtrip. Please check with the park before visiting: https://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm 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.

5 days ago

beautiful waterfalls, boardwalk to falls parking lot closed today so you have to walk from main road but it's a nice walk

Crowded today but beautiful falls. The main road is closed so parking is at the bottom. Would definitely come back

hiking
6 days ago

Nice & easy trail with two waterfalls. Perfect for anyone to maneuver. Dingmans visitor center and road in were closed so we got an extra 1.5-2 miles total hiking in to get to the trailhead.

hiking
7 days ago

Super easy pavement and then boardwalk trail. Lots of bang for the buck, extremely accessible for al ability levels. If you’re capable, hike the stairs up behind the big falls- worth the extra push! Know that the bridge will be closed June 1-June 12 for maintenance.

Beautiful trail!! Gate, visitors center and bathrooms closed at this time. Lower parking to trail head is about a mile up and well worth it. Easy nature walk with great view the whole way and two gorgeous falls.

hiking
24 days ago

Absolutely amazing , I highly recommend. It’s pretty easy and great falls ! Anyone would love it :) . Kid friendly everything is man made .

hiking
27 days ago

The trail was a boardwalk type trail. Very easy to walk with children. Well maintained. The road to the visitor center is closed right now so we had to walk the road to get to the trail which turned a 1.5 mile walk into a 3.5 mile walk. But there was plenty to see along the road as well. My children 7 and 10 were not interested in walking up the steps to the top of the big waterfall, but I will go again as I would love to see the view from the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy stroller friendly if you just go to the bottom of the falls. 3ft max wide platform trail. To go to the top of the falls lots of well made stairs. Gorgeous views. It is closed but that did not stop any of the people of the 20 car parked before the entrance. Moderate traffic considering quarantining can only imagine how busy it gets when it opens.

Road closed. Hiked from a small parking lot. Nice without the crowds

hiking
1 month ago

Says the road is closed but just park your car and walk up the road. Probably best to go on a weekday, but nice bridges and stairs, very nice fall.

hiking
2 months ago

Worth seeing for the beautiful falls, but not much of a hike and very, very crowded. Good for young kids.

2 months ago

The road to the visitor center was closed in early March. Nice easy hike up to the center. picked up the trail there, and the hike to the base of the falls was easy. The trail branches to the side and wraps around to the top of the falls. This leg had the elevation. the whole trail was well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful kept trail area and incredibly easy to find. It was more of a walk rather than a hike as the path is wooden pieces directing the way. In winter it is beautiful as part of the falls are frozen and icicles are hanging. You also have to walk an extra mile in the beginning and end since the road is closed in winter. Well worth the time spent and the falls are gorgeous.

hiking
3 months ago

If doing in the winter the road to the lot is closed so itll be an extra mile walk to the lot and an extra mile walk back to your car (2mi extra total), still though its almost all flat and more of a walk than a hike to the falls and I recommend doing this in the winter as this trail gets way overcrowded when the weather is nice and the road is open

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Dingmans Falls is a beautiful waterfall! Great trail to do in winter due to the lack of crowds. However, you will have to walk the length of the access road to the trailhead. Recording was done with a lot of meandering and exploring of the waterfall and surrounding areas.

hiking
6 months ago

1 mile back and forth, easy hike to the top of the falls.... trail end from there as they closed it for safety.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice walk on boardwalk and hard-packed crushed rock. My watch had about 1 mile exactly from the parking lot to the top of the waterfall and back. Bet it's busy in summertime.

Easy. Mostly along a boardwalk. Low water levels when we hiked. Dingman’s Falls still scenic.

hiking
9 months ago

wooden path busy

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike with wood walkway. No use going to upper level, there was no view of falls.

walking
9 months ago

No dogs allowed. Only planked walkways with railings. Nice for handicapped or children. Def not a hike. Short but pleasant.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

It’s a nice walk not per say a hike. If you are already in the area for another trail it’s a good place to stop by at the end to see the falls. People kept stopping to take pictures and getting off trail even though it says specifically not to get off the trail. Dogs are not allowed. Visitor center staff is really nice. They have maps.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful location, the hike is really nice and easy!personally i wouldn’t have known it was 1.4 miles if i didn’t have this app!

11 months ago

great

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

This is a very approachable, probably ADA accessible trail on a wide, flat boardwalk all the way to the lower Dingmans Falls viewpoint. I think one small section was level dirt, then the boardwalk started again. From there, the trail heads up a bunch of stairs, which we didn't do! Note that if you plug "Dingmans Falls" into Google Maps, it takes you to a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. Instead, tell Google to take you to "Dingmans Falls Visitor Center".

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Relatively easy trail. The beginning is a boardwalk and goes past a small waterfall. As you continue on, there are a few sets of stairs. The best view of the large waterfall is from the bottom. There are stairs to go up above, but the view is blocked by the foliage. As you continue on, there are more stairs that lead to the top of the waterfall. It took about half an hour to complete (out and back)

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