Explore the most popular walking 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.

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.

Falls were astounding—amazing noise & power of water. Huge amount of work planking and railing the trail and the great views of the falls make it worth the cost. Fascinating to see the brown (tannins?) water on the main stream, but a clear one feeding it. Great diversity of mushrooms!

easy 5 and something km. easy to track the red labels on the trees. beautiful waterfalls across the path.

We went at a perfect time and i took some awesome pics so it was pretty cool!!

hiking
17 days 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.

It rained off and on during our hike, and since it was raining today (and rained the previous day) there was lots of water flowing and very few people. Nice.

Yes, you have to pay for admission, but the boardwalks give you access to some otherwise inaccessible views inside the gorge. Lots of trees fell as a result of the nor’ easter last March. Privately owned Bushkill Falls is open and NPS Dingmans Falls and George W. Childs are both still closed.

hiking
25 days 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!

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful and sort of easy. Well maintained. Need to pay to get in ($14.5). Def come back

Nice scenic walk with beautiful waterfalls along the trails. It is a little congested but was an enjoyable walk. A lot of great photo opportunities.

Beautiful waterfalls, very easy hike. great for beginners and great scenic views. sucks you have to cough up 15 for it though...

hiking
1 month 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.

Waterfalls are beautiful and the boardwalk give you a great view of them. There are different trail options depending on your skill/physical abilities. My son and I walked the red trail in 1.5 hours. The price is a bit steep as mentioned in other post but if you’re looking for something different to do, I would recommend it.

entry price was a little steep... easy enough to do with 3 and 5 year olds. beautiful waterfalls.

One of the best one

Great trail!

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

Easy hike

The waterfalls are stunning and the boardwalks allow you to get nice photos. You do have to pay to go hike which when looking at hiking sites wasn't mentioned. They do take credit cards. There is a gorgeous overlook and a nice long easy hike to the other falls and along the creek feeding the waterfalls. Sadly, even on a Wednesday there were a lot of loud noisy kids accompanied by their adult counterparts that took away from ambiance and enjoyment of nature. I believe there are 7 waterfalls total and some of the boardwalk was still being constructed from the winter storms. There are a good amount of steps that may be wet on the boards but they weren't to slippery or too steep.

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
2 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.

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

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best ones

hiking
2 months 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
4 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.

5 months ago

Great hike

hiking
7 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.

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