Hackers Falls and Cliff Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Milford, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

Length3.6 miElevation gain672 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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When arriving at the parking lot for the Pond Loop Trail, there will be two paths onto the trail. Take the one on the left. It will lead you down to the side of the pond that has a small dock, a bench, a nice little picnic area.

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Steve Majewski
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Snow covered. Trails at times, aren’t clearly marked. Got lost and off course a couple times. The falls were nice though. Abandoned warehouse and trailer with a possible bear inside freaked us out, but other than that, we pretty much had the trails to ourselves

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Brian Scott
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Snow covered trails, hackers falls, small bridge near parking lot.

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Frank Meloi
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Ally Brion
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HikingIcy

Beautiful views along the cliff trail.. ice crampons were helpful and the falls were fantastic.

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Kevin Kinsella
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Deep snow and beautiful frozen waterfalls, just wonderful.

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Andy McIlvaine
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Great views by the cliffs, and the waterfall was a wonderful treat. Definitely recommend. The deep snow was rough to hike in, but we got through it!

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GREG H
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Grace Hamilton
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Really pretty trail. Markings can be confusing at times so be careful of that and follow the maps on the app if you’re having trouble!

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Luis Rosales
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Renee Anthony
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Great trail! Definitely go clockwise around the loop so you hit the falls first and then the cliff views second! Will be coming back in the fall to view the leaves

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Sara Ivey
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heidi smith
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Shruthi Panicker
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Lovely day hike. We did it clockwise. The falls were beautiful and was the cliff. There were different interesting vistas.

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Russell Hammond
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After reading the reviews here I decided clockwise was the way to go, I’m glad I did. The snow/ice is mild and most of the hike was clear. The falls look great!! A few things, markings are really good but a turn or two had me checking the map, if you hike a lot this is a pretty easy going trail but I can see how it got the moderate rating, and some have mentioned the distance. If you follow the map on the All Trails app the distance is pretty accurate but if you choose to go to the cliffs it changes the total distance. Overall I’d really suggest this trail to everyone and I’m even thinking about going back.

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Marzena Kononiuk
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Keith Mason
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Tom Reilly
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Incredible, Winter sunset clockwise, Down on Ridge trail

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Alyssa Drosnock
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Small parking lot. Nice and easy trail. we continued on the cliffs trail which was well worth it

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Roman Sheydvasser
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Lots of backwoods walking but the cliff was cool

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William Bolan
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Agree with others that clockwise is the way to go. The combination of falls, pond and cliff views make this an extremely picturesque hike. The going was easy and there isn't much up and down (except the steeper part at the very end). My 15 year-old son and I did this on a December Wednesday morning and saw almost no one until we got near the cliffs. The trail that hugs the cliff itself was also largely empty. A few points are right at the cliff's edge and not for those with vertigo. We stayed on the cliff trail for as long as possible and our total mileage was 3.8 miles (although another poster disagreed, we found the official mileage accurate). Highly recommended! A nice way to end is by going across the street to see Raymondskill Falls--just a few hundred more feet.

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Jodi Amarylis
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8:30a/Wed: I was the only car in the lot. Hiked clockwise. Marked well for the most part, although I did get confused at an intersection. Beautiful trail. Some parts were still a bit icy or wet, but otherwise clean after snow and rain earlier in the week. Cliff trail is definitely along the cliff. I don't have an issue with heights, but the leaves + the edge being right there had me a bit iffy. Beautiful view. Sightings: No bears. One deer.

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William Bolan
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Joseph K Parker
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Great local trail that has it all. Fast running stream, waterfalls, and great ridge views from the Cliff Trail(stay away from the edge if you’re afraid of heights!). Good distance and moderate elevation changes. Hiking it clockwise as others recommended was a good choice.

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Eric Horn
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Cool trail. Variety of scenery

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Ian Eller
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Pretty well packed down so boots and spikes were fine. I passed a couple hikers with snow shoes. Very pretty hike.

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Daniel DaSilva
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Peter King
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HikingGreat!

Loved this trail. Beautiful scenery, a waterfall, and the cliffside trail is amazing. I think clockwise is the best way to hike it - the cliffside doesn't look like it would be too fun coming up. There is also a breathtaking waterfall on the other side of the road where you park just a short couple minute walk that's killer and a good reward after the hike (called Raymondskill Waterfall).

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Avrien Anderson
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Fun trial with great views! I followed the advice of a fellow trail-goer and went clockwise. 10/10 highly recommended to go clockwise! The last bit was incredibly steep downhill and I couldn't imagine having tried to tackle that bit going uphill...

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