Ringing Rocks Ramble is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and road biking and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Waterfalls were better than the rock garden! Our hammer wasn't much fun but climbing on large graffiti'ed boulders and crossing waterfalls definitely saved this trip ;)
scenic. noisy. wet.
Although the waterfall was dry it was still a good hike, but a little difficult to stay on the correct path. Always a nice place to explore!
This is a one of a kind place!! It was so cool to listen to the sounds of the rocks! The hiking trail around the rocks was good but short. I'm sure the waterfall is more amazing in the springtime.
River was completely dry. Rocks really rang with different sounds depending on which rock you hit. Pretty cool place!
Updated 8/27/2016: We have been to this park quite a few times and today was our first trip back in 4 years. The boulder field is still an interesting stop for all ages.
To make the hike to the waterfall area more interesting ( best when creek is dried out) we'd recommend going all the way through to the end of the Boulder field and then take the trail toward the right. The terrain will start to get more rocky and begin to slope downhill toward the dry creek bed. If the area is dried up you can sit and enjoy a snack on the boulders or if you are able, climb the terrace walls to the right. From there you can take the dry creek through one or two more sections of terraced climbing all the way to the base of the waterfall area.
Climb up the right side of the waterfall back onto the trail. You will loop back around to where you started without having to go back through the Boulder field.
As an alternate option, after climbing back up the falls head left to continue up the creek bed for some nice views from the top of the falls. Then Continue for a short while longer up the creek bed and you will find an area to your left where visitors have created several leantus out of fallen branches.
A nice, short hike with some interesting views along the way. If you don't stop for too many photos ( like we did ) you could easily get this suggested loop done in less than 1 hour .
One of the best parts of the trail is getting to the stream and waterfall. However, it is not easily marked. Also, not too bad of a trail of you are in your 20's, I'm 35 and it was harder than I remembered. Felt bad that my 7 year old really had to struggle. If you plan on scrambling rocks, bring some firm grip gloves, and the best non slip shoes you can. In the shaded areas under the trees the rocks are slippery.
Fun! The trail is short, yes, but it was still a nice walk / hike. :)
Really a nice short hike. The rocks were interesting and fun for scrambling. Keep going through to the waterfall which is very pretty and good to explore.