George W. Childs Recreation Site Trail

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George W. Childs Recreation Site Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

1.1 miles
164 feet

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers

no dogs

1 month ago

Pretty short hike with 3 waterfalls. Very well marked and maintained.

4 months ago

It is very family friendly! there are options to walk around falls or take a few trails that surround area. This place is compared to BushKills but not as extravagant and it free

5 months ago

Went here a few weekends ago by myself and was presently surprised how easy it was. Got in around 10 with not many people around and by time I left close to 12:15 tons of cars in the parking lot.

6 months ago

3 waterfalls in a short loop. Great first hike for granddaughters 7 and 3

6 months ago

This park is well-maintained and provides an enjoyable walk along a hard-packed clay trail. the first of three falls that you'll see is Factory Falls with the remains of an old stone mill nearby. Further on is Fulmer Falls which looks nice from the obstructed side view but does not offer a good view from below. And further down is Deer Leap Falls that flows from below the bridge and provides a shallow and picturesque swimming and picnic area below. You can also hike up the other side of the falls for different views.

6 months ago

Easy to do with kids. Come prepared for getting wet, there's a swimming hole at the bottom. Wear water shoes in the swimming hole, it's very slippery.

6 months ago

This was a cute, fun and scenic trail. It was pretty trafficked and hard to walk in some spots because of all of the people, but it was still a nice experience. The waterfalls were beautiful, and the trail was very easy to walk on. It was not steep/rocky/slippery from what I remember. It seemed good for all ages. I saw a few older people walking with ease, and my seven year old son was easily able to complete the trail. If you are in the area and want to walk and see some falls I definitely recommend checking this place out.

6 months ago

Great place for kids to get out an explore. The views are beautiful.

7 months ago

nice! some steep stairs

8 months ago

I absolutely adored this place, so we'll main yes by the national park service. Less than 2 miles out and back but you ca. Hike down either sides of the falls. Factory at the top was probably the most scenic fall to look at the middle falls, Fulmer, would likely be impressive but you're kept at a distance on the trails and there are obstructions. Some kids were swimming in this area and got scolded by a ranger. The bottom falls Deer Leap, seemed to allow swimming and it's a nice place to do so. Lots of stair throughout but a very scenic trail. I would definitely recommend.

8 months ago


10 months ago

Lovely picnic areas and waterfalls but no dogs allowed

11 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of spots and rest along the falls and play in the water. Great lunch hike!

11 months ago

Janice and I did this hike and added another 2 miles by just following Dingmans creek. It was a good hike. We stayed at a cottage close enough to hike right from the back of the cottage.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Perfect for short walk with family. Well maintained trail and stairs with several places to observe the falls and learn a little local history and ecology.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Very easy and short hike. The waterfalls were pretty close to the parking lot, so even grandma/grandpa could go check them out. There are several trails in the area, so we did 3 separate short hikes.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The first waterfall is wheelchair and stroller accessible. We went when the leaves were changing and our photos could've been taken from calendars or postcards. Easy hike but if you really want to enjoy it you'll need extra time to soak in the views.

Monday, September 26, 2016

We only saw two other people the whole time we were there. Very secluded. Extra large waterfalls to climb around. Nice swimming holes as well. Not too strenuous but rocky at some parts. Took about an hour, maybe a little less.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Very nice park and trail. Many photo opportunities for photographers.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Does anyone know if you can bring your dog?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very nice and easy trail with great views. Nice for kids of all ages. Has nice waterfalls and places to swim! I recommend for all ages

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Well kept walking paths. Beautiful area with multiple waterfalls and pools. Be ready for hills - all downhill then back up the hill!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Great trail for little kids. My 5 & 3 year old walked eagerly around and my 8 month old loved looking at the streams and waterfalls. I loved it too. Very beautiful.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Awesome trail for beginners and little ones

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Beautiful waterfalls

Monday, May 16, 2016

I took my 5 year old daughter today, she loved it. It was easy for her to do. There are stairs and a path to walk on. The waterfalls here are absolutely beautiful. Very relaxing and easy trail, will be doing it again very soon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nice easy hike

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Easy walk among tree shaded paths with lots of wooden steps. Plenty of wooden viewing platforms to see the waterfalls which are beautiful. Maybe a mile or so round trip. It's worth visiting especially if u don't have much time.

Friday, July 31, 2015

This is an easy walk on improved trail, with wood steps and viewing platforms at the three waterfalls. It's east to find the trail head. The access road to the parking lot is paved and there is plenty of free parking, with bathroom facilities (no running water). The parking lot fills quickly on weekends, during the fall colors.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Can you swim here?

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