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As others have mentioned, ignore the trail that looks like it starts off the parking area, and head about 150 ft further up the road. there's a rock on the left, just past the end of the guardrail, with a light blue blaze on it. it's easy to miss, but as soon as you get up off the side of the road, the trail is very clear. There were several trees across the path, but they were easy to get around. There are some smaller falls along the path, and a couple of good vantage points to take them in, but you quickly arrive at the end and the large fall is very worth the short hike. The path disappears a bit at the end, but it's a nice secluded area at the base of the fall and you can carefully make your way around to check everything out. I did this after Mt Minsi and it was a nice easy way to end the day. I'll probably do it again after some other outings at Delaware Water Gap.

We hiked this many times. It’s a nice hike with water and falls views. It’s a little tricky getting down to the falls. There is actually an upper and lower that don’t connect with an actual trail but the last time we did this we forged our own trail to the upper falls. It was a tad tricky and risky but we enjoyed the day.

Hiked this many times. Great water views both falls and creek.

Beautiful waterfall and moss

this trail is a great one for little kids and anyone that wants a very quick walk to see a beautiful setting! I took my 2 year old son here and he did great, not difficult at all with gorgeous scenery, so peaceful

Great for a quick little hike with a pretty waterfall. Trailhead is super hard to find! Go across the bridge and park on the left. Walk up the hill about 150ft. Just before the bend there is a rock at the end of a path with a light blue blaze on it: there’s your trailhead!!

This was a neat little trail took us down to the bottom of the waterfall that most of the pictures are of on this review. If you’re an avid hiker and I really good with your footing you can climb the falls when the water isn’t high. If you are able to climb of the falls and keep going down the trail you’ll see an old dam that is really cool. I also took a picture of a tower looking thing that is made of solid cement with the bolt in the middle, I’m not sure what that was but it is pretty neat that it’s out in the middle of nowhere. If you travel down stream along the water you’ll also see some old water pipes and stuff sticking out and get to the top of the lower Falls. All in all we walked about 3 miles total and it was a blast.

Easy trail to some pretty falls. Not too much water run off during nearly September

short, nice waterfall

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off trail
rocky
5 months ago

This was a great, quiet trail but finding the trail head was not easy. The parking has a “trailhead” that takes you on a trail that is not moderate, just rocky and steep and overgrown. This is not the real trail. We found the actual trail about 1/4 mile in when it joined the real trail. The real trailhead is at a curve in the road and about 150ft up the road from where the small parking spot is. There is a faded blue blaze on the rock at the trailhead but no other marking. Several great spots to play in the water, find frogs and enjoy any day!

Nice walk nothing special

Wow! At first only the creek was visible, but then it opened up to the falls. Quite lovely for a short little jaunt.

First time here and wasn’t sure which way to go to but saw what looked like a rocky trail leading to one part of the waterfalls. You could slip off if you are not careful doing down. Near the water was very relaxing and cooling. I call this nature’s air conditioning. My husband and I couldn’t find a clear way to continue the trail but I all the sudden felt like I got burned by something (like a cigarette cherry.) I saw behind my husband, a swarm of wasps/yellow jackets, but they went past him after unsuccessfully trying to sting him through his jeans and attacked me instead as I was wearing leggings. I told him to run and I got stung three times in the leg. I’ve gone 35 years of my life and never been stung by bees or wasps. First time for everything. Luckily, I stopped by Kelly’s Ice Cream and they were nice enough to give me a bag of ice then we went back to go to the Upper Falls. I’d like if there were signs for some type of guidance. According the the map on the app, we were not on the trail for the Lower Falls since that one looked more straight than what I recorded before I ran right back up after I lost battle with the wasps. Wasps 3, humans 0.

David Ackerman....we went on the same trail yesterday and were attacked by the yellow jackets. they were pouring out of the nest. me, my son and my husband had to go to the ER to be checked out due to us all being stung multiple times. luckily my other son was near the water and was spared. I apparently have an allergy to bees so I had to have IV benadryl and steroids. very scary! what time were you there? we went to the info center and told the lady there who said she would contact the park ranger and let them know. it was weird because the nest was next to a tree right on the trail. I am glad you and your dog are ok.

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bugs
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

Right next to the parking lot there’s work looks like to be the blue trail as I realize later on not the blue trail it’s not marked and about 4 to 6 minutes in next to a little drop off and rocky area the was a BEE hive the ground but me and my dog stepped on it could have been a lot worse . My record is off On the trail as I I stopped by recording about a mile down the road at the over look It’s a very short trail but the waterfall is wonderful

Pretty waterfall, however, the trail was overgrown in many parts and difficult to follow. Debris on the trail.

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bugs
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

Awesome small hike. Great for trail running. The upper falls at the end of this trail are majestic with great views. Water was surprisingly warm. Maybe due to all the stone. The path to the lower falls is more a one way so you have to backtrack and go on main trail to upper falls. I did climb up from lower falls out of laziness and it wasnt that bad.

Amazingly beautiful falls. Full black stone overflow.

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blowdown
over grown
washed out
7 months ago

the lower falls are beautiful! however, the trail is covered in broken glass and the upper falls are inaccessible due to washouts and blow downs :(

Overgrown and not much to see. Nice view of the Delaware but few and far between trees and tall weeds. Weeds were over our heads at times and the path wasn’t even as wide as a person. Wouldn’t do it again.

This is basically just a nice walk to a waterfall. Seems like a good place for families. Would definitely recommend hiking from or to the lower falls. Come early if you want to find parking.

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over grown
scramble
7 months ago

It was a little hard to find the trailhead. We ended up parking by the upper falls and doing the trail backwards to the lower falls. It was a short but adventurous hike! Very slippery and steep in sections. The waterfalls were beautiful and definitely worth the hike! We got there before 10am and after hiking and swimming for about two hours the parking was totally full - so get here early!

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