See The Tallest Waterfall In New Jersey, Buttermilk Falls
New Jersey is mainly known for its coveted ocean beaches, but there’s far more to the Garden State than its shores. And while we have some pretty challenging waterfall hikes, our state’s tallest waterfall is easily accessible from the parking lot. If you have yet to spend time at Buttermilk Falls, we’ll give you a few good reasons to explore the area.
Buttermilk Falls is located in Layton, as part of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.
Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area is a wildly underrated part of the state that shares a border with Pennsylvania.
There are several trails that will take you past the waterfall, but the fastest way to reach it from the recreation area is simply by climbing this steep staircase.
The easy 1.5 mile Buttermilk Falls Loop is another beautiful choice.
Buttermilk Falls is 85 feet tall, making it the tallest waterfall in New Jersey.
For reference, Niagara Falls is about 167 feet tall.
This is one of the most popular waterfalls in the state, mainly because it's easy to reach.
However, we're betting its tranquil beauty also has something to do with it.
Walk around the recreation area and you'll also see a sturdy (but sometimes slippery) observation deck that will allow you to look from another angle.
The entire area is definitely worth exploring -- it's worth taking it all in from the top.
Though it's impossible to predict the weather, it's best to visit Buttermilk Falls shortly after a rainfall if you can.
While this area is always stunning, it feels especially magical after it has rained. Plus, the smell of the fresh air is indescribable.
A trip to Buttermilk Falls is fantastic in any season. However, it's especially enchanting in the autumn.
While you might see people swimming here in the summertime, you'll be just as content to enjoy a picnic while watching the cascades.
Have you been to Buttermilk Falls lately?
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Buttermilk Falls, Mountain Rd, Layton, NJ 07851, USA