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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.

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

One of the best ones

26 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.

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.

4 months ago

Great hike

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.

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!

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