Slateford Creek Falls (Lower Waterfalls)

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Slateford Creek Falls (Lower Waterfalls) is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

waterfall

muddy

over grown

scramble

hiking
4 hours ago

Great little hike. Our boys loved wading in the water. Great waterfall!

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
4 hours ago

The trail itself is easy to hike and should be labeled easy. However, to get to the waterfalls makes it moderate. The falls are gorgeous but the trail is lack luster. If you want the real gorgeous views the whole way get off the trail and walk along the river instead. This will make the trail rated hard but well worth it. Also, be prepared to at least get your feet wet. This makes the trail 5 stars

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

Dope little trail. It was really muddy, we were sliding down the hilly areas. Nice waterfalls tho

Nice short hike through woods and along a stream. The trailhead is about 20 yards up the road from the small parking area.

hiking
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls. Was steep and narrow. But fun. Sadly a lot of broken glass along the trail.

12 days ago

did this trail with 3 little ones and was a great trail! was pretty steep to one side which could make a mom nervous however my 2 year old walked the whole entire thing in and out holding my hand to be safe. the trail had beautiful trees with dangling purple flowers that filled the air with a fresh aroma. was very busy over the weekend!!!

hiking
off trail
rocky
washed out
17 days ago

Nice short hike with good views that don’t require a lot of work. A lot of spots on the trails are covered by downed trees and wash out though.

hiking
20 days ago

5/10/2020. R. AMC. been here many times. It is always a beautiful short walk to some great falls. Too many NJ people in the parking lot on our return. We had to actually ask them to please move away so we could get in our car. What don’t they understand about social distancing?

hiking
off trail
21 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Very nice falls, short hike from upper to lower falls. Some places you need to use roots to climb up and down. Falls were running strong from all the recent rain.

hiking
bugs
muddy
28 days ago

1 month ago

This trail is wonderful. Children should be watched carefully as there are some steep drops alongside the trail in parts. Such an amazing place for taking pictures and checking out plant life. The waterfall at the end is a great reward for such a short trek.

Beautiful quick hike to waterfalls!

Beautiful waterfall. This is a really short trail, but there are other connectors if you want to explore some more. We made it a look by crossing at the waterfall, then scrambling along through the rhododendron forest on the other side of the river.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a cloudy day but we enjoyed the same ...short trail but when u get to the waterfall it worth it

hiking
1 month ago

Great little trail. Was slick when we went because of all the rain (3/29) but it was beautiful. Gorgeous set of falls with pretty easy (albeit at times, slightly steep) access.

quick, easy trail with my 9year old.

Great trail for the adventurous. Little washout here and there but really sweet waterfalls

hiking
3 months ago

As others have mentioned, ignore the trail that looks like it starts off the parking area, and head about 150 ft further up the road. there's a rock on the left, just past the end of the guardrail, with a light blue blaze on it. it's easy to miss, but as soon as you get up off the side of the road, the trail is very clear. There were several trees across the path, but they were easy to get around. There are some smaller falls along the path, and a couple of good vantage points to take them in, but you quickly arrive at the end and the large fall is very worth the short hike. The path disappears a bit at the end, but it's a nice secluded area at the base of the fall and you can carefully make your way around to check everything out. I did this after Mt Minsi and it was a nice easy way to end the day. I'll probably do it again after some other outings at Delaware Water Gap.

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked this many times. It’s a nice hike with water and falls views. It’s a little tricky getting down to the falls. There is actually an upper and lower that don’t connect with an actual trail but the last time we did this we forged our own trail to the upper falls. It was a tad tricky and risky but we enjoyed the day.

hiking
7 months ago

Great for a quick little hike with a pretty waterfall. Trailhead is super hard to find! Go across the bridge and park on the left. Walk up the hill about 150ft. Just before the bend there is a rock at the end of a path with a light blue blaze on it: there’s your trailhead!!

Easy trail to some pretty falls. Not too much water run off during nearly September

hiking
off trail
rocky
9 months ago

This was a great, quiet trail but finding the trail head was not easy. The parking has a “trailhead” that takes you on a trail that is not moderate, just rocky and steep and overgrown. This is not the real trail. We found the actual trail about 1/4 mile in when it joined the real trail. The real trailhead is at a curve in the road and about 150ft up the road from where the small parking spot is. There is a faded blue blaze on the rock at the trailhead but no other marking. Several great spots to play in the water, find frogs and enjoy any day!

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