Tumbling Waters Trail

MODERATE 149 reviews

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

hiking
31 minutes ago

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

hiking
17 days 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.

hiking
25 days 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
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Nice trail with waterfalls AND great views!

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail for beginners and all skill levels.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Generally well marked loop; can be done clockwise (preferred) or counter-clockwise. The trip down to the foot of the falls is worth it! Wear your bathing suit if you're inclined to dip in the water on a hot day. Dog-friendly.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome Trail!

hiking
11 months ago

It was beautiful! We even got to go for a nice swim :)

hiking
11 months ago

Well laid and marked trail. Wonderful falls that you can get up close and personal with.

11 months ago

Moderate trail. Great Vista. Great waterfall half way through.

11 months ago

Fantastic views. Great trail marked out well. Will return.

11 months ago

Gorgeous trail, but lots of ticks!! I don't recommend doing the trail in flip-flops, pack sneakers.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice moderate trail with beautiful scenery. I would definitely do this hike again.

Monday, June 19, 2017

great hike

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fairly easy hike with the kids. Trail is easily marked. Steep uphill back from falls but not bad at all for a short hike

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