Kitchen Creek Falls Trail

HARD 180 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
1095 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

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

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

One of the most magical trails I have ever seen! Waterfalls galore, some in the "bridal veil" style, others in the "wedding cake" style, all stunning. Path hugs streambed, but gives you a thousand varied views as it climbs up and around. Surface is slick as it is all natural stone or steep rough cut stone steps, and was very wet yesterday. You definitely want to take your time and be careful especially going downhill -- but who wants to rush through so much beauty anyway? Besides waterfalls, thousands of mushrooms, an infinite variety of ferns, mosses, altogether magical! We did this hike on a weekday and it was not crowded at all. If you park up top, you can make this a 3.4 mi loop of the major falls (top of the lollipop shaped hike, omitting the 1.8 mi long stick), but we enjoyed the lower end. it is nice to see the stream quietly babbling before the bigger drama, and there are lots of huge old growth trees...not to mention a few extra waterfalls. I would rate this hike moderate rather than hard, because there is no rock scrambling, and path is clearly marked. However it is long with stretches of steep climbing, and the wet rock surfaces certainly demand attention. As the park signs say, repeatedly, appropriate footwear is a must.

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28 days ago

So many huge waterfalls, to the point where waterfalls begin to lose their charm. An excellent hike if you don't often do waterfalls

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1 month ago

Great day hike with lots of beautiful falls and PA woods. Great for training on larger backpacking trips. Don't forget to look at the fall directly under SR 118 if you start from the bottom.

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1 month ago

Great day out there, after a heavy rainfall the waterfalls were stunning. Trail was a little slick in places but thats expected with the weather.

I always hike with my German Shepherd and their were some parts that were tricky to navigate with it being narrow and his unwillingness to climb, just keep that in mind.

Not much traffic on the trail early Saturday morning. As the morning went on around 10AM there were some families enjoying the trail. Solitude at 8AM when we started.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike every step of the way. Some falls were peaceful; others simply breathtaking. Proper footwear is a must in the glens, as it's slippery, stone steps shift, and there are lots and lots of them. I plan to make this a regular seasonal hike. You won't be disappointed.

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1 month ago

I spend a lot of time on this trail. Great hike in the hot weather as the spray from the Falls has a nice cooling affect. Always beautiful and clean. Modernized restrooms at the lake rose trail head (halfway point) And the basics at Adams Falls and 118 trail head. The top loop can be done in 2hrs easy. The full loop from 118 takes between 3-5hrs depending on distraction time. Great for Photographers. Not so great for kids. Solid hiking shoes are a must.

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