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

Started at trail head off 402 going counterclockwise. Stopped after just over 1 mile near Saw Creek due to poor trail maintenance (several dozen downed trees or large branches) and tons of poison ivy.

This was a beautiful hike. Beware, the trail is not prepped for the season. Meaning, there are a lot of lot hanging branches and logs to jump over. Since it had just rained, there were several places that were too soft for trail shoes. Hiking boots are recommended. All told, it's long, moderate and gorgeous.

Even though the trail is closed I attempted to hike it anyways. And sadly there are way to may fallen trees. I made it to the first 2 falls then the trail became super sketchy. I'm not to sure what happened in that area but it had to been a nasty storm. At least 50+ trees need to be cut and moved away from the trail. It's a shame , this trail is one beautiful gem. Was pretty upset the trail is in this condition. The last couple waterfalls are rewarding. Hope this information help guys! Happy hiking!
DC

Very short hike, the falls are beautiful!

I read that this park is closed indefinitely. sad.

this is a hidden gem.

loved this park soery to hear about the damage hoping they restore it soon

This trail, along with many others, is currently closed due to significant storm damage. Unfortunately Childs Park had over 100 trees come down, damaging the many boardwalks and paths. Restoration could take up to 2 years. :-(

Just went today. Amazing place however the recent storm has left the trail rather impassable close to the first falls before going up the stairs. I highly recommend waiting at least 3 weeks to maybe a month for trail rangers to clean the trail up from all the fallen trees

backpacking
3 months ago

I did South Loop as an overnight. Parked car at lot on Bushkills Falls Road at Flat Ridge Road since my overnight destination was to camp along Bushkill Creek. This divided the loop almost equally in half. West side of loop is wetter and characteristic of wetlands. Expect wet feet. Tricky stream crossings due to recent rains and snowmelt causing higher water levels over what would normally have been a simple rock hop, but there are bridges over the larger streams. East side is higher and drier through logging activity areas, down and up small ridges. The best camping is along south end by Bushkill Creek and Red Rock Run although you are free to camp anywhere along the loop. If you are a hammock hanger, you have even more options. The footpath is typical PA rocky footing, tedious at times . Good winter destination in my opinion because it is obvious where trail could become overgrown quickly with plenty of ticks and mosquitoes in other times of the year. A good example of PA wetlands if you have never experienced it. Also deciduous trees dominant - should be pretty in fall. Plenty of water sources and solitude ( at least this particular weekend in February). I only saw one dayhiker on my way out from camp. Day 1 mileage 8.5 miles. Day 2 mileage 9.7 miles. Next time, I might explore the side trails into the swamps and natural areas.

Pretty short hike with 3 waterfalls. Very well marked and maintained.

Usually very busy with lots of people but the waterfalls are pretty. Very easy hike, great for kids, not great for strollers because there are some stairs to climb.

Spectacular. Loved this hike with all it’s wooden pathways and waterfalls!

Cute little easy trail

I did one big loop at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. If memory serves it was at least seven miles. It's a beautiful place to hike.

Hike kind of lame. But the waterfalls were amazing and worth the hike.

It is very family friendly! there are options to walk around falls or take a few trails that surround area. This place is compared to BushKills but not as extravagant and it free

This is a really nice hike. The first mile is very easy, more of a walk in the woods than a hike. At roughly the first mile you'll encounter some moderate steepness, a narrowing of the path and some mildly rocky terrain. The views at this point are excellent, as you're right next to the first waterfalls. If it's rained recently use caution as the ground is somewhat slippery and spongy and there are some steep drop-offs. The trail splits a number of times, giving ample opportunity to walk close to the falls / stream, but the trail also blazes through the woods on a well-cleared (But not marked) path that leads up to Emery Road. I would put the majority of this hike on the easy side of moderate. There is no rock scrambling or bushwhacking necessary on this hike at all, but be prepared for a couple of very short steep patches. Loved this one!

Went here a few weekends ago by myself and was presently surprised how easy it was. Got in around 10 with not many people around and by time I left close to 12:15 tons of cars in the parking lot.

It was a nice walk in the woods on the Burnt Mills ATV trail. Thunder Swamp Spur trail yellow marker begins right after the bridge on the right side but it was so old and overgrown I did not feel like fighting my way through it. Maybe another time. To make the loop you have to walk on the Red Burnt Mills trail to yellow Thunder Swamp Spur trail and to orange Thunder swamp trail back to yellow and back to red.

Great hike with my dog. Orange trail has beautiful features with waterfalls, scenic views and ponds. Well marked and kept up trails.

First leg is easy for any skill level: Very well-maintained. It pays off with a beautiful waterfall. For a moderate trail, scramble up the path along the side of the first falls and be rewarded with a collection of waterfalls and river views that embellish the trail along the way.

hiking
8 months ago

cool waterfall and easy for all ages, check out my write up with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/dingmansfalls/

3 waterfalls in a short loop. Great first hike for granddaughters 7 and 3

Dingman's Falls park was my first stop of the day so I was the only one there. From the parking lot it takes only 5 minutes to reach Silver Thread Falls along the boardwalk and probably another 30 minutes to reach Dingman's Falls. Due to the wide and level boardwalk this is an ideal place for those requiring handicapped access. The climb up the steps to the top of Dingman's Falls gives a view of an upper falls area but it is really the view from the bottom that is best. Because the top of the falls is not shaded by trees it is best to take pictures of this falls on a cloudy or overcast day.

This park is well-maintained and provides an enjoyable walk along a hard-packed clay trail. the first of three falls that you'll see is Factory Falls with the remains of an old stone mill nearby. Further on is Fulmer Falls which looks nice from the obstructed side view but does not offer a good view from below. And further down is Deer Leap Falls that flows from below the bridge and provides a shallow and picturesque swimming and picnic area below. You can also hike up the other side of the falls for different views.

Easy to do with kids. Come prepared for getting wet, there's a swimming hole at the bottom. Wear water shoes in the swimming hole, it's very slippery.

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