Explore the most popular hiking trails near Bushkill with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

14.50$ per adult for “tickets” to “hike” this short trail. Absurd. Drive and visit a true national or state park and hike for free

One of the best ones

hiking
5 days ago

It was pretty good

Crews are still re-building the end part of the red trail from he storms this winter, but had a fantastic time nonetheless. First time hiking Bushkill and it wasn't overly busy last week. Gorgeous sights.

Beautiful park, great for the dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

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

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

3 months ago

Great hike

hiking
5 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.

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.

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.

walking
6 months ago

Short, easy hike, we did the blue and yellow trails with two 3.5 years old who were walking most of it. Lot’s of stairs. Nice views.

Get there early before the crowds of tour buses arrive. Followed the recommendation of doing the trail counter clock wise, and was delighted with the gorgeous views!

The falls were beautiful, especially the main falls. We didn't quite make it to all the other as the walkway tags were missing and got turned around a bit at apparently a crucial point. However the walkways appear well maintained, and if you get to the part that is on dirt it's quite beautiful. I thought the $15 might be a bit on the expensive side but we enjoyed it. Lots of steps...even on the 'popular' trail.

Didn’t initially like paying for this but was glad we did. Many waterfalls in a close proximity

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

A very well maintained hiking trail around the famous Bushkill Falls and gorges. The main red trail loop covers 7 of 8 falls. You can take a side loop to see the 8th, Pennell Falls.

Well maintained with incredible views! Very easy if youre comfortable with the stairs. The 2.5 red loop goes quickly. Expect to see a lot of people. Seems very odd to stand in line and pay a $14.50 entree fee and walk through turnstiles before a hike. Not my idea of hiking but i thoroughly enjoyed it. Stop here if youre ever in the area

Did the Red trail, recommend doing trail right to left as it's then mostly down hill with the steps after you hit the peak. Not happy about the added 2 bucks entry fee on the weekends, which I didn't read anywhere, but must say the $ does show in the great maintenance of the trails.

Enjoyed the Red Trail with family. A geological wonderland!

Horrible trail, not marked well at all. It was supposed to be a simple loop and due to poor trail markings we were literally lost in the middle of the woods. Maybe only for experienced hikers, I don’t know. But i can tell you it was supposed to be 1.5 miles and we got lost and were up to 7 miles. Had to call 911 and thank GOD we had reception and the kind officer was able to pick us up on GPS and got us back. Next closest thing to the Blair Witch Project. We got out right before dusk

Painter swamp deserves it’s name. In early October the colors are beautiful. The trail is in the middle of nowhere a 2 mile drive on a gravel road. The path is rough with jagged rocks sticking out. Trail is well marked although confusing on the other side of the swamp where you have to walk though some muddy parts and after it rains I’m not sure if it’s walkable. Watch out for spiderwebs and ticks. I’d recommend starting on the right, easier walk and better views of the swamp.

Really beautiful. LOTS more of steps and the trail gets a bit rocky. Dog friendly with a leash

I love this trail. beautiful falls.

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

Nice trail with waterfalls AND great views!

I was very impressed with the quality of this park. Although there is an admission price ($14.50 in 08/2017), the park is well worth the price of admission. I arrived at 11:30am on a Thursday morning and the parking lot was packed (so get there earlier). Once past the admission gate the trails are all well-maintained, blazed, and signed and all of the bridges and railings felt professionally-made, rigid, and safe. The hike north to Pennell Falls was fairly level but over a lot of tree roots. From Pennell Falls west to Peters' Corners was an easy walk in the woods. Turn right at the large map kiosk to reach upper Bridesmaid's Falls then Bridal Veil Falls, and then lower Bridesmaid's Falls. Throughout this area it is particularly rocky and uneven but these three falls are especially photo-worthy. Continue following Pond Run Creek south to the bridge and then start coming up Little Bushkill Creek where first you'll see the lower Gorge Falls and then Bushkill (main) Falls. These are also particularly photo-worthy. For those who enjoy taking pictures you'll find that the wooden bridges and walkways near and over the waterfalls are great. Because this is a very popular tourist destination the trails were packed, but it was worth the visit and I would highly recommend this park to anyone staying anywhere near the Delaware Water Gap.

hiking
8 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

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