Ringing Rocks Ramble

EASY 61 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Make sure to wear flexible but sturdy shoes. No flip flops!! Very crowded on holiday weekends.

hiking
2 months ago

with the recent snow and rain the falls looked great, just made for a very slippery,muddy and sometimes treacherous hike on the rocks. took the scenic route as well. went up past the falls, crossed on some dry rocks and went back down the other side. was a fun time.

9 months ago

Short and easy the water falls are way cool and its just st a neat little area.

hiking
9 months ago

One of my favorite places in the world! So lucky to live so close to such an unique place. The bed of the waterfall is unreal. Must go see!!!

hiking
10 months ago

Took my kids 5, 9, and 12 years old and a great outing on and off the trails. Don't forget to bring hammer!

hiking
10 months ago

Fun hike, lots of rock to climb. Great off trail exploring too

10 months ago

Definitely for the rock scramble lovers

hiking
11 months ago

NOT EASY- unless you are young or fit. If walker walking across rocks you have to have balance and ability to adjust your footing. We had a blast during our 90 minute adventure.

walking
Monday, February 27, 2017

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 ;)

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

scenic. noisy. wet.

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

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!

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

River was completely dry. Rocks really rang with different sounds depending on which rock you hit. Pretty cool place!

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

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 .

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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.

walking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fun! The trail is short, yes, but it was still a nice walk / hike. :)

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

This as a great way to spend the afternoon outside with the kids and the dog. Rock hoping is always fun and the hunt for ringing rocks added to the excitement. Everyone enjoyed eating a snack by the falls.

I did find a tic on the dog but none on me or the kids.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

It was nice to walk through make sure you bring a hammer and take your time and enjoy yourself.

hiking
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Interesting but too short

hiking
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Enjoyed falls and field of ringing rock, some rang quite nicely. I do not understand biking listed, unless you're into very extreme. Some sections we really enjoyed, but we're glad we didn't bring bikes (dog that loved the day instead). Definitely going to return in spring when falls aren't frozen.

hiking
Saturday, March 23, 2013

The park is a bit far from the city but that's a good thing for most. I came here early on a spring morning to take long exposure photographs of the falls and found nobody here--I had the place to myself until about 11:30am. The trail is easy and it only takes about five minutes of brisk walking to get to the falls. The falls itself had some interesting features and actually has two parts. There's a lot of debris at the base of the main falls which might prevent getting a good wide angle shot. It's very rocky and a little slippery as well (icy in the spring), so be careful when exploring around the falls. Photographers will be entertained for hours, and will wang to come back again.

hiking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

We visited Ringing Rocks Ramble with great anticipation of the waterfall which was quite unfortunately dry. While the dry river bed and waterfall precipice were impressive if you're looking for a running waterfall visit after a recent rainfall. Despite this we really enjoyed the "ringing rocks", an impressively rocky area where you can hit rocks with hammers (bring your own!) or a handy rock to create unique ringing sounds. The trails are fairly mild; however, there are opportunities for more strenuous hikes down to the bottom of the falls.

One star off as the trails are not marked to indicate how to reach the falls and on some of the more difficult trails they seems to disappear completely. Also, we went mid-afternoon on a Saturday and it was fairly busy. The trails weren't packed but you never lost sight of other people so if quiet enjoyment is your goal this might not be the hike for you.

hiking
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ringing Rocks is the extended version of my grandparents' backyard off Ringing Rock Road in Upper Black Eddy, PA. The falls lends itself to some fantastic photographs and a moderate hike pending on your route downward. I've spotted Osprey flying overhead and numerous deer around the trails and falls.

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