Tumbling Waters Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bushkill, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

19 days ago

This was a moderate trail, though it did get steep at a few points. The trail is pretty easy to follow and the optional waterfall detour is definitely worth it.

1 month ago

This was once a beautiful trail but due to the storms this year it will take years to recover

1 month ago

Some great mountain top views, but was a lot of aimless walking waiting to find the waterfall and then the way out. Waterfall had trees down obstructing the view and on the upper level were a bunch of younger men in their swim trunks taking a dip. Felt uncomfortable, made us not want to get the view from the upper level. If you’re going for “a picture is worth the memory” save your time and do another trail.

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1 month ago

Trails were very well marked and maintained. Nice change of terrain easy going hike. The only part that really got your cardio going was the climb from the waterfall switch back. We went at about 12pm only passed a few fellow hikers. I’m glad I left my 2 small dogs at campground. It would have been ruff for them! Ha.... A definite redo in fall.

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2 months ago

Great local trail. lots of things to see, some challenging spots but miderate overall. The landscape of the forest is forever changed due to the winter storms...literally thousands of trees down. Great job NPS Trail Crew on clearing the trees from the trails!

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2 months ago

Did the 7.5mile loop starting from the educational center going clockwise. Quite a few up and downs which made this trail a good workout but nothing I would consider in the difficult level. Nothing much to see other than a viewpoint and the waterfalls which are located on a short spur. The view is nothing spectacular but the waterfalls were very nice, especially with all the rain we've been getting. I imagine the falls get pretty busy given the shorter 3.5mi loop available. I did this hike during a rain storm and had the trails and falls mostly to myself on a mid morning Saturday.

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2 months ago

Great moderate trail with some steep inclines throughout. View of the falls and mountains are great. Very well marked. I’d recommend stopping by the PEEC (visitors center) as well.

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3 months ago

Really nice trail- we took our time, hiking a little over 2 hours on this route. We stopped to admire one scenic overlook and one waterfall along this trail. The trail is very clearly marked in orange, and you can tell they have worked really hard to clear the paths secondary to the storms they had over this past winter and spring! Terrain was a steep incline at times with some stairs but very good hiking at a moderate difficulty level. We came on a Saturday afternoon so there were some other groups on the trail but not very crowded at all. Would recommend stopping by the PEEC (Pocono Environmental Educational Center) first in order to see if there are any additional trails you would like to add on to this one and make a full day out of it!

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3 months ago

A ton of downed trees that they clearly have worked hard and long to make the trail accessible. My Golden and I went on July 4 and only saw one other family at the end of this trail. Horseflies were out looking to annoy people near the pond, they are only covering the pond area fortunately.

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3 months ago

Great trail!

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4 months ago

Nice hiking trail with great views and a mini waterfall in between.

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4 months ago

Great trail! It seemed to be hit heavily by recent storms (as did other trails in the area) and the path is now lined with downed trees. The access to the two ponds trail is also blocked by downed trees. It had rained the night before and there were parts that were very muddy. This trail was used for what appeared to be school or camp groups and there were very noisy groups of children. However, these things will not deter me from using this trail again.

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4 months ago

This was a really nice trail. Definitely “moderate” with some steep sections in each direction. We went after a rainy day and it was mostly dry with a few muddy sections. The park service has done a great job clearing the trail of fallen trees from this winter’s storm.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail completely obliterated by downed trees. Literally HUNDREDS. You have to bushwhack a lot to get through.

7 months ago

Great hike! Nice views of mountains and waterfall. Recommended.

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10 months ago

very happy with this trail. Very well marked trail. It started as orange/white blaze, to orange only, ending as orange/blue blaze mark trail. Very quiet, only saw two other hikers. The walk way down to the falls made a steep decent easier. The falls are beautiful! Straight back up the mountain to the top for some beautiful views. I watched a red tailed hawk sore for quite some time and spotted a grouping of cedar wax-wings! GORGEOUS birds. There were a few sitting benches which made resting very enjoyable. Highly recommend this trail. It is definitely a moderate rating considering the steep decent and accent to and from the falls.

10 months ago

Loved this trail. I thought it was easy. Had a stairway down to the waterfall. There were about 10 feet that had a kind of scary dropoff, for me anyway, probably not for most people. It was really pretty and peaceful. We went on a weekday.

10 months ago

Great hike for kids/ new to hiking explorers! Not too strenuous and well maintained (not rocky) trails. Beautiful views and gorgeous falls (go down the stairs - it's a climb to get back up to the trail but so doable and worth it). Plenty of benches and rocks to stop and rest while you enjoy the scenery.

11 months ago

Wonderful maintained trail with terrific views and beautiful water falls. Parking is very easy as the trail is across the parking lot of PEEC.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Great trail for family hikes. Took our 9 and 7 year olds and they had a great time.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Nice trail with waterfalls AND great views!

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

Wonderful hike however I'd say it's more towards the easy side than moderate. It only really got to be more difficult when you climbed the stairs back up after the falls and continued the loop up the incline. But other then that it was a rather easy hike. Lots of hidden falls if you wander off the main trails.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Beautiful hike..but I would not call it moderate..lots of incline, roots and some very rocky terrain

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Nice trail! Well marked. Enjoyed the nature trail brochure you can grab at the PEEC.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Great trail for beginners and all skill levels.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

This trail is very kid friendly. My group had children ranging in age from 4 to 12. None of them had any trouble completing the hike and they all loved seeing the beautiful waterfall amd various species of wildlife.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This trail is on the extremely easy side of moderate and I would call it more of a woodsy walk than a true hike (if you are a hiker, if you are one of the many city people congesting the area maybe it will seem like a hike to you.) There isn't much elevation gain/loss (I think 500 feet) and the path is really flat and open for most of the way. it's also extremely well marked and maps are available outside the visitors center.

This is a great trail if you are a beginning trail runner. Keep your eyes on your footing though.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Moderate/Hard trail. The trails are marked, some areas have steep hills I would highly recommend hiking boots. The waterfall was breath taking and you're able to take a dip as well. The views from the top were amazing! Can't wait to come back in the fall.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lovely hike leading to an amazing series of falls on an unmarked trail, the cascades are really worth the work once you get there!

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

This trail is easy to follow and well marked. Moderate difficulty as it can get steep. Waterfall is pretty, worth the trip down. 3.0 miles took 1.5 hours at steady pace.

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