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 difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.7 miElevation gain75 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingForestWaterfallMuddyOver grownRockyScramble
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To find the trailhead, from the parking area walk a bit up the road until the guard rail ends. This trail can be quite a scramble but the waterfalls are beautiful.

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R. Luke Quick
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Hiking

Good hike great views not to hard ages 43 40 11 9 7

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Alex Nicoll
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Hiking

quick but beautiful. a bit of a scramble to get to the first waterfall

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Leah Casey
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HikingGreat!

Not too difficult, but definitely too much for kids. 2 pretty waterfalls. A little difficult to navigate.

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Jorge Carrasco
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Super easy hike but we'll worth it. awesome views

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Grace Hamilton
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A bit slippery with the snow, but not very icy since it’s a warm day. Overall, a very beautiful hike!

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Ally Brion
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Really beautiful walk to some great falls. It was icy, but manageable with crampons. The water was really flowing.

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Saji Mattamana
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Zack Hillis
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Hiking

Falls are frozen in the winter, cab be slippery but not a hard trail at all. Unmarked trail but easy to follow.

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k shallow
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Hiking

First time using this app and we’re glad we did. We were looking for a moderate level hike for family and dogs, and this was perfect. Not a lot of distance at all but the falls are awesome.

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Linda Jeannette
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Nikki Green
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Hiking

Steep no Proper footing I went all the way to the waterfall no trail vines and broken glass Footing is Slippery and your right on the ledge the whole time. I got tied up in vines Lucky when I put my hand to catch myself I didn’t cut myself my hand landed on broken glass. It was still interesting and the waterfall is beautiful ..

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Oak Pongsree
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Rachel Rosado
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Nature tripsOff trailOver grown

Not worth the risk. Not for kids. I learned the hard way. Did not make it all the way to the waterfall. No trail markers Very steep. Most of the time you are very close to the edge of the cliff. We stopped at the point where you had to cross over a small hill that was a foot from the cliff.

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George Kushner
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Hiking

Nice short hike. Nice waterfall.

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Gretchen Shields
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The trail was unmarked. You can see the falls from the trail but no way to get a good view unless you go down the steep trail! Not worth the trip

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Brooke Fisher
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Christine Snyder
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Hiking

Hard to find. Not much water at this time of year. We only found the trail by following the review stating the the trail started at the end of the guardrail and had a blue rock. It is near a small pullover, not near the parking lot. No potra potty anywhere around. See picture of rock circled and parking on side of road

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T T
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WalkingGreat!

Trailhead is marked by blue paint on an exposed piece of rock in fairly recognizable, albeit small trail off the road. Extremely short “hike”, easy too if you have basic balance and aren’t wearing flip flops... I’d recommend hugging the a cliff until the falls if you’re struggling. It does get a lil slippery in the winter tho!

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Elizabeth Gressel
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HikingRockyScramble

Not worth the risk! No trailhead found. Entry points along the road lead to a system of well-worn paths that eventually lead out to the lower falls. If you enter this way be prepared to descend a steep wall of shale rock that crumble beneath your feet. Crouch close to the ground and hang onto roots to scramble halfway down for a distant view of the falls. Great views but next time I suggest entering closer to the stream.

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May Perez
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Easy, short hike. I suppose it may be harder when it’s slippery, but it was on the dry side today. Waterfall didn’t have a lot of water, but it was a nice walk without crowds.

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2 Kids from Trenton
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Water fall was dry

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Johnny EngLish
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Elizabeth Reilly
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Okay, so the truth about this trail. It is in reality very easy, but some of the narrow and steep paths can make it seem much more difficult. As long as you watch where you are waking and have a shoe/boot with a good tread, you’ll be fine. I never felt unsafe or that it was too difficult, and my dog was able to do it just fine as well! After a weekend of hiking some pretty popular spots, we were looking for a simple and low-key trail to finish the weekend; this was totally it! Only one other family when we got there and they were actually leaving as I arrived. The view of the waterfall is beautiful.

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Danny Giannelli
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Cynthia Melillo
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Nature tripsRocky

Beautiful trail, but NOT for beginners! Can be slippery. Do yourself a favor and have good tread on your boots!

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The Blue Bomber
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Overgrown, gushing, serene and scenic. Only a few other people there. Not nearly as difficult as previous reviews state. Someone had a bow movement by the falls; thanks for the smelly present past explorer.

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