Nature May 11, 2021
If You’ve Asked ‘Where To Find Waterfalls Near Me,’ Here’s A List Of Pennsylvania’s Most Popular
Mother Nature certainly has unparalleled artistic skills – from the sunsets she paints to the waterfalls she creates. We’re really fortunate to live in a state with an abundance of named and unnamed waterfalls, always waiting to be discovered. If you’re not sure where to begin your exploration, start ticking the most popular waterfalls in Pennsylvania off of your bucket list.
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1. Raymondskill Falls – Milford
With a height of 150 feet, Raymondskill Falls certainly tops the list of the most popular waterfalls in Pennsylvania. Follow a short but sweet .06-mile trail that will take you along a wooden boardwalk and up and down rock stairs. (Be careful when it’s wet as the stairs can get really slippery.) Chances are you’ll hear the three-tier waterfall before you reach it, and you’ll definitely want to bring your camera along. Learn more about Raymondskill Falls on the official website of
The National Park Service.
2. Dingmans Falls – Dingmans Ferry
If you’ve seen Pennsylvania’s tallest waterfall, you probably also want to see its second tallest, a popular waterfall in its own right. The trail to the 130-foot waterfall is easy and follows a beautiful wooden boardwalk. Along the way, you’ll pass meandering streams and lush woods. Don’t worry if you need to stop and take a break; the trail’s dotted with benches, perfect for taking a breather and admiring the scenery. Stop by the official website of
Delaware Water Gap
for more information.
3. Cucumber Falls
Cucumber Falls is just one of three waterfalls at Ohiopyle State Park and offers stunning views from above, at the base, and behind the waterfall. Just look for the sign that announces your arrival at the parking lot for Cucumber Falls, and pull into a parking space. You can see the waterfall from the parking lot then stroll down the staircase to the base, if you want. Less than a mile away, Ohiopyle Falls is as easy to see as walking into the visitor center while you can embark on a trail to Jonathan Run Falls. Learn more about all three waterfalls on the official website of
Ohiopyle State Park.
4. Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfalls – Benton
With its 21 named waterfalls, all along the seven-mile Falls Trail, Ricketts Glen State Park is a waterfall lover’s dream come true. Falls Trail, which clocks in at just over seven miles, is quite challenging, although the payoffs are spectacular. (Just make sure you’re up for the challenge before setting off.) Along the way, you’ll pass a series of gorgeous cascades including Ganoga Falls, which stands at 94 feet tall and is the tallest in the park. Head over to the official website of
Ricketts Glen State Park
for more information.
5. Bushkill Falls – Bushkill
Marvel at eight gorgeous cascades when you visit Bushkill Falls, a private park that charges an admission fee. However, if you love waterfalls, chances are you’ll find the fee is more than worth it. Wear comfy shoes for your trek along the trail that includes the 100-foot Main Falls. Bring your camera or smartphone along to snap photos, but be forewarned that you probably won’t get cell service in the park. Stop by the official website of
for more information.
6. Hells Hollow Falls – Portersville
Set off on the easy half-mile Hells Hollow Trail that leads directly to a gorgeous waterfall, surrounded by emerald foliage in the warmer months. You’ll probably want to wear sturdy shoes as the terrain gets pretty slippery near the breathtaking cascade. With a width of 20 feet, Hells Hollow gently tumbles down just 15 feet. Start planning your visit to
McConnells Mill State Park
What do you think are the most popular waterfalls in Pennsylvania? Join the conversation in the comments! Next time you’re up for a road trip, hit the highway on this
wine and waterfalls road trip in Pennsylvania. Address: Raymondskill Falls, Dingman Township, PA 18337, USA Address: Dingmans Falls, Delaware Township, PA 18328, USA Address: Cucumber Falls, Stewart Township, PA 15431, USA Address: Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, USA Address: Bushkill Falls, 138 Bushkill Falls Trail, Bushkill, PA 18324, USA Address: Hells Hollow Falls, Slippery Rock Township, PA 16117, USA Address: Milford, PA 18337, USA