Kitchen Creek Falls Trail

HARD 204 reviews

Kitchen Creek Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

scramble

While challenging, this trail also sports some of the best views you'll find in PA.

28 minutes ago

This is a great hike.

Just an FYI for others going in winter. the Falls trail is closed unless you have crampons, rope and an ice axe. You have to register in the main office.

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6 days ago

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11 days ago

This is one of if not my all time favorite hike. If you go early in the morning you can have the trail all to yourself.

hiking
16 days ago

This hike is beautiful but most spectacular in the fall and the waterfalls continue to amaze me. The steps and rocks can get a little slippery when wet and with leaves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. In comparison to other hikes I would rate it moderate. This will always be one of my most favorite hikes.

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1 month ago

A great hike! It is fairly narrow at points with a lot of people so it can slow you down. Wear boots! The rocks and steps can get slippery. We did the entire loop from Rte. 118, worth the extra miles. We took a left where the trails meet and went up the left side of the falls. Although it is steeper, I thought this was better than going up the right so we didn't have to traverse down the slippery rocks. It makes the Glenoga falls (94') even better when you see it first from the bottom.

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

first timer today, definitely one of the best hikes I've found. Rocks can be slippery in sections, also very crowded.

backpacking
1 month ago

A great trail that can get wet and slippery, but the scenery and waterfalls makes up for the challange.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful scenery! Can be slippery at times.

hiking
1 month ago

We started from Rt. 118 and walked the moderate trail towards Waters Meet. This initial hike was nice, but easy-moderate at best. I would say, don't get too distracted during this initial trail and save your energy for the next part.

At Waters Meet, we made a left (having the waterfalls to our right) and continued towards Highland Trail. This is a long stretch with plenty of steep stone steps, but the waterfalls are abundant and if you see any opportunity to get closer to the waterfalls, take it! It’s probably the best part about this entire trail.

Highland Trail was flat and dry, a nice break from all the climbing. Towards the end, we took a detour towards the Beach Area and then went back on the opposite side (having the waterfalls to our left). Here, the trail was steeper, more slippery, making it more challenging than the other side. Take your time and watch your steps.

If you don’t spend too much time at the waterfalls and stay on the trail, you can probably finish in 3-4 hours, but it took us 6.5 hours.

Overall, it was not as challenging as other trails rated as “HARD” and while the waterfalls were beautiful, it can get mundane having the same view for 7 miles straight.