The Hike In New Jersey That Takes You To Not One, But TWO Insanely Beautiful Waterfalls

Have you ever wondered, “Are there any waterfalls near me in New Jersey?” New Jersey may not be known for its waterfalls, but the Garden State does have some stunners! Paterson’s Great Falls, Boonton Falls, and Ramapo Falls are a few of my favorites, but they’re pretty well spaced out. There are two more waterfalls I adore, though, that you can enjoy over the course of one manageable hike.

Head back toward Buttermilk after Silver Spray for a manageable hike that comes in at around 1.5 miles. To get to Buttermilk Falls (your starting point for this hike), head to Mountain Road in Layton. For more details on this hike, visit Also, be sure to check out New Jersey’s most powerful waterfall.

Address: Buttermilk Falls, Mountain Rd, Layton, NJ 07851, USA
Address: Silver Spray Falls, Layton, NJ 07851, USA
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March 25, 2022

Where can I find the best waterfall hikes in New Jersey?

There are quite a few hiking trails with waterfalls in New Jersey! Hikers who enjoy a good challenge should try taking the rocky but rewarding trek to Chikahoki Falls in Norvin Green State Forest. You’ll also find Wyanokie High Point on the route, which offers some lovely panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the New York City skyline. In Hacklebarney State Park, you’ll find numerous small but beautiful cascades along the Black River. Take the Hacklebarney Loop Trail to enjoy some of the best scenery in the park. Discover charming fairy houses and a small waterfall along the moderately challenging Hemlock Falls Trail in South Mountain Reservation, or try the manageable Vista Loop Trail in Ramapo Valley County Reservation to visit multiple overlooks and the picturesque Ramapo Valley Falls. There are also a few easily accessible waterfalls in New Jersey with no hiking required at all.

What are the best state parks to visit in New Jersey?

Looking to enjoy more of New Jersey’s great outdoors? New Jersey may be a smaller state, but it’s full of beautiful scenery to explore, with 39 state parks, 11 forests, and 42 natural areas. Liberty State Park is of course New Jersey’s most famous and well-attended state park, with over 1,200 acres and unparalleled views of New York City, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island. Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, meanwhile, has over 3,000 acres of pristine coastal dunes, and significantly diverse wildlife and plant life. Stokes State Forest, located in Branchville, has thickly forested mountains, beautiful clear streams, waterfalls, and incredible views from the top of Sunrise Mountain. Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover Township features glacial lakes – including the deepest natural lake in New Jersey – rail trails, and even a small airport where you can watch planes take off and land. Many are surprised to learn that New Jersey is home to so many beautiful state parks.

Address: Buttermilk Falls, Mountain Rd, Layton, NJ 07851, USA
Address: Silver Spray Falls, Layton, NJ 07851, USA