Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail [CLOSED]

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Dingmans Falls via Dingmans Creek Trail [CLOSED] 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 birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

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
6 months ago

Usually very busy with lots of people but the waterfalls are pretty. Very easy hike, great for kids, not great for strollers because there are some stairs to climb.

hiking
8 months ago

Cute little easy trail

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Awesome !

hiking
10 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
11 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.

11 months ago

nice and easy

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

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
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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
Friday, August 04, 2017

Awesome place!

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

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
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nicely

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Nice very easy trail falls were nice

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Easy trail! Even easier if you don't go up the stairs (not worth the climb). Just FYI, dogs are not allowed - only service dogs which we just so happened to have!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Amazing! Very clean trail. My kids had a blast.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

A great day, wear your bathing suit! Nice jaunt up to the falls-- shady and a boardwalk trail with steps. The real fun begins where this ends! After you reach the top of the falls, take the rocky, sometimes steep trail back. The payoff is fantastic: scramble down to the creek and wade or follow it down to some rocks jetting over a little (cold!) swimming area. Gorgeous.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This is a must see. And please go to the top very much worth it

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Nice trail, if you are looking to spend a short time out in nature.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Very nice

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Loads of fun for an easy outing. A little more challenging if you decide to hike to the top of the falls.

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

awesome falls

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