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Bushkill Falls - Trails - Bushkill, PA

Hiking Trail or Trailhead
Beautiful sites from any trail. – David W. Coulter

Bring comfortable shoes for a walk over natural pathways. It's a short distance to view the Main Falls from the primary observation deck. Three additional hiking trails provide numerous viewing angles of all eight waterfalls. The trails are designed to appeal to varying ages and physical conditioning.

  • Green trail: View the Main Falls from the green trail, which takes about 15 minutes. No climbing is involved, however, there are steps.
  • Yellow trail: View the Main Falls, the Lower Gorge Falls, Laurel Glen, and Upper Canyon which takes about 45 minutes.
  • Blue trail: View Pennell Falls which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Red trail: This trail is for the avid hiker in that it spans almost 2 miles, includes all eight falls, and takes over two hours to hike.

To enhance your hiking experience, you may want to take part in our Map Adventure program. An official trail map has been developed for this adventure. The map is especially detailed and accurate and includes 20 "control points" that can be found on the trails. When five, ten, or twenty locations have been found and verified with a unique punch of your card by a park official, you will become eligible for a monthly prize drawing.

The Map Adventure map includes a handy tree guide, along with facts and trivia about Bushkill Falls. The map and punch card can be purchased in the main gift shop.

Go to the website - to see a picture of the four-color trail map.

Accessibility Notes

Bushkill Falls is open daily at 9 a.m. April through October. November - weather permitting.

Visitors can view the Main Falls from the green trail, which ta44kes about 15 minutes to walk. No climbing is involved, however, there are steps.

The yellow, blue, and red trails do have steps and require climbing. There are benches along the way to take a breather. Comfortable, closed-toed, shoes are recommended for a walk over natural pathways.

Strollers are not allowed on the trails, and the trails are not handicap accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are allowed and must be leashed at all times.

Trail Distance

The trail distance varies depending on which trail you choose to walk. The longest trail is almost 2 miles.

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