High Cliffs

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High Cliffs is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pipersville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 544 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

river

views

There are 22 campsites and 2 group camping areas at this park. Bucks County also operates a swimming pool seasonally. there is a small fee for both of these activities

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rocky
1 month ago

Trail is not marked very well make sure you have a map.

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over grown
1 month ago

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bugs
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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Good workout. Rocky. More of an out-and-back than a loop. As others have said, definitely have the app handy as trails are rarely marked. Even if you do go off trail onto the blue-dashed trails on the map they often link back up with the main trail so it’s worth the adventure. Views are great, fence is annoying but there’s a lot of little other lookouts that are clear

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rocky
2 months ago

Trail was very rocky. Many lose rocks. Hiked from the camp ground down to the water. As others have pointed out this trail is not marked well, particularly when it transitions from the Tohickon valley park to Ralph stover state park. The camp ground is awesome. Big campsites that are private and not over crowded.

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2 months ago

Keep the app handy as the trails are not marked. It’s extremely frustrating.

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rocky
3 months ago

This was a great trail! It was challenging in parts and easy in others. We took our dogs and they were ok on the trail as well. This is definitely a moderate rating, but totally worth it.

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3 months ago

trail was good. easy to get lost because trails were not marked. over easy hike

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3 months ago

Moderate. Especially depending which route you take. If you take the trail closest to the creek, take it there, not back-unless you want a really good workout. Also, watch out for spider webs on that trail too; definitely less traveled and therefore filled with spiderwebs. All in all, good hike with a good resting spot/lookout destination at top.

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4 months ago

I agree with Allyssa. The overlook at the fence is overrated— thank you, fence. The far blue-dashed loop that leads to the creek is the best of the hike — a great place to soak on a hot day. You will encounter some rocks, roots, and direction confusion — which trail to take. Still, for the north of Philly exurbs, this is a nicely shaded moderately challenging walk deep inside a very secluded and scenic valley with a beautiful stream running through. Don’t wait until you’re 63 to discover it.

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rocky
4 months ago

The trail as marked was fairly boring, no scenic views or pretty flora. When you get to the end there’s an overlook which I assume is supposed to be the highlight of the hike, but between the rocks and trees and fencing you can’t see much really. If you keep going past what’s marked on the map to that extra loop it leads you to a river and honestly that was the prettiest part of the day. Nice hike for exercise, lots of uphill and rocky parts.

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5 months ago

We had a great time hiking this trail yesterday. Trail was in good shape and enjoyed the scenery. We did not think the trails were marked very well.

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5 months ago

Very good trail and views Only 40 min dive from Willow Grove

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6 months ago

I love this trail so beautiful

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scramble
6 months ago

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7 months ago

Great actual hike. Great view. Walk along river a lot of the time. Very rocky most of trail.

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snow
8 months ago

Did this hike today and it was alright. The best things about it were that there were basically no other people––didn't see anyone until we neared the other end of the trail by the lookouts and other parking lot, the lookouts were pretty neat, we saw some very friendly bluebirds, and we had some challenging and fun river crossings in the snow. The downsides were that we were a little surprised how much snow and "muck" was covering the trail, and it was overall a little boring. It's ok if you're looking for a short hike with a couple of decent views though.

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muddy
8 months ago

Well marked trails. Went on Presidents’ Day. Empty early in the day, but a few people in the afternoon. If it’s rained, like it had the last week or so, the trails turn into an ankle deep mud path. Was still able to easily do 3 miles with my six year old daughter though, so not too bad. Great views.

9 months ago

Easy hike. Good for days when you want to outdoors but not kill your self. Decent views of the river.

Mon Oct 08 2018

enjoyed some great views from the cliffs and brought a hammock with me and enjoyed some relaxing time by the river.

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Tue Oct 02 2018

Nice hike. Started walking through camping area to trailhead, but then trail opened up and view at the cliffs was great. Got to see rock climbing class and kayakers. Creek was full of white water, impressive from above and at water level. The climb at the midway point and at the end of the loop were a good work out.

Sat Sep 22 2018

Nice little hike. Trails aren’t well marked though with many paths splitting off, so be advised.

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Mon Sep 03 2018

We had a great time today on this hike. We did High Cliffs and added the loop on the other side of Stover Park Rd, for a total of about 6.2 miles. The extra loop allowed us to descend to the creek, where we took a rest and cooled off with a wade. All in all, the shade was appreciated, the views were really nice, the trail easy to follow, and we even got to see some rock climbers at work. Great morning.

Mon Jul 16 2018

Great hike! Nice views and a chance to see the river at water level and above

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Sat Mar 31 2018

Great views and love the trail up high above the water. Really lovely- a nice surprise!

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