The Two-Hour Road Trip Around Delaware National Gap Waterfalls Is A Glorious Spring Adventure In Pennsylvania
Nothing beats a road trip, although finding time to go on one can sometimes be tricky. You don’t have to worry about that with this short but oh-so-sweet waterfall road trip in Pennsylvania. You’ll travel just over 72 miles round trip, and you’ll get to see 12 majestic waterfalls along the way. Make it a leisurely full-day journey, or complete it in just half a day or less, depending on how much time you have.
Here are the Google Maps directions for this road trip.
Have you been wondering, “are there waterfalls near me?” Wonder no more! Do you have a favorite waterfall road trip in Pennsylvania? Tell us about it in the comments! If you’re up for a day trip that includes waterfalls and wine, you’ll definitely want to set off on the wine and waterfalls day trip.
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What are some of the best road trips in Pennsylvania?
Roadtripping is the perfect way to get to know our beautiful state a little better, and you’ll easily find a road trip in Pennsylvania that matches your interests and timeframe. Did you know that Pennsylvania’s home to a handful of fascinating ghost towns – like Fricks Lock and Concrete City? They’re perfect for exploring on a road trip. Or visit some of the most amazing natural wonders – Coudersport Ice Mine and Ringing Rocks State Park – on a road trip. If you really want to experience the paranormal, increase your chances by roadtripping to such haunted sites as Devil’s Den, Hill View Manor, and Van Sant Covered Bridge.
What are the best waterfalls hikes in Pennsylvania?
The most epic of all waterfalls hikes in Pennsylvania is Falls Trail. It spans over seven miles and earns a moderate rating. (If you’re not a hiker or you aren’t in shape, you might consider it difficult.) The trail winds through Ricketts Glen State Park and features 21 named waterfalls, including the spectacular 94-foot Ganoga Falls. Cell service is spotty in the area, so keep that in mind, and bring plenty of water and snacks to help you stay energized. The trail is off-limits in the winter until you have the proper hiking gear for dealing with the snow and the ice.
Can I walk behind a waterfall in Pennsylvania?
You sure can! You can walk behind two waterfalls in Pennsylvania – Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park and Buttermilk Falls in New Florence. Cucumber Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to reach. You park in the parking lot (it has a big sign alerting you you’re at the falls) then walk down a set of stairs. The 30-foot tall waterfall is ideal for cooling off under during the hottest days the summer. Cascading down 45 feet, Buttermilk Falls is particularly powerful after a rainfall. Follow the short but sweet Mister Rogers Pathway to the falls. You will have to walk down stairs to reach the best views of the waterfall. Be prepared to get wet, too, as you make your way behind the breathtaking cascade.