Pennsylvania May 22, 2021
Spend The Day Exploring Pennsylvania’s Tallest Falls On This Wonderful Waterfall Road Trip
Who’s up for an epic road trip that will take you to some of Pennsylvania’s tallest falls? We’ve got quite a few gorgeous waterfalls all over Pennsylvania, but on this road trip, we’ll seek out some of the tallest with a few short ones added in for good measure. You’ll likely want to spread this road trip out over two days, maybe longer if you have the time.
Here are the
Google Map directions, which you can easily customize to meet your timeline and your interests.
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1. Ganoga Falls – Benton
Our first stop takes us to the gorgeous Rickett's Glen State Park, which is home to one of Pennsylvania's tallest falls (but definitely not the tallest). Ganoga Falls, which sits along Falls Trail, cascades down 94 feet, promising absolutely breathtaking views. Falls Trail, which is quite challenging, features 21 named waterfalls. If you decide to do the entire trail and don't feel like driving afterward, plan to camp out in the park. Here's the official website of
Ricketts Glen State Park.
2. Main Falls – Bushkill
You can probably spend half a day at our next destination. Bushkill Falls is home to Main Falls, which tumbles down 100 feet. However, the distance from the top of Main Falls to the bottom of the park's lower gorge is 300 spellbinding feet. Bushkill Falls is a private park, requiring admission, but it also features a total of eight waterfalls. You can see them all if you're up for hiking the two miles of trails. Find more information on the official website of
3. Dingmans Falls – Delaware Township
Our next stop takes us to Dingman Falls, the second-tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania, cascading down 130 feet. The short stroll to the waterfall, which is less than a half-mile, is accessible. You'll follow a wooden boardwalk that will lead right to the waterfall. For a different view of the waterfall, you can climb wooden stairs. Even if you don't, you'll have the best views from the base. Stop by the official website of
Delaware Water Gap.
4. Silverthread Falls – Delaware Township
You'll actually see Silverthread Falls on the trail
before you arrive at Dingmans Falls. While it's a bit shorter at 80 feet, Silverthread Falls is just as beautiful. It's well worth a stop to snap photos and admire the cascade.
5. Raymondskill Falls – Milford
We finally arrive at the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. You'll reach Raymondskill Falls, which tumbles down 150 feet, after following a short trail. Unlike the trail to Dingmans Falls, this trail does have some rough terrain and stairs. Chances are you'll hear the waterfall before you see it. Here's an interesting tidbit: if you measure all three tiers of Raymondskill Falls, it is just slightly shorter than Niagara Falls. Here's more information on
6. Ledge’s Hotel – Hawley
We've already visited some of the tallest waterfalls, so you could end your road trip here. However, if you're up for a delicious meal and another waterfall, make your way to Ledges Hotel in Hawley. (It's also the perfect spot for an overnight.) The hotel features a charming restaurant - Glass. Wine. Bar. - that overlooks the beautiful Paupack Falls. Find more information on
7. Nay Aug Falls – Scranton
Let's visit one more waterfall as a bonus and since we're nearby. Tucked in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Nay Aug Falls is a short but sweet waterfall that falls just 30 feet. The trail to the waterfall, however, is brimming with natural beauty, including a treehouse. Read more about the trail to
Nay Aug Falls.
Have you been to Pennsylvania’s tallest falls? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! For another unforgettable road trip, follow this
road trip to the best waterfalls and caves in Pennsylvania. Address: Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 PA-487, Benton, PA 17814, USA Address: Bushkill Falls, 138 Bushkill Falls Trail, Bushkill, PA 18324, USA Address: Dingmans Falls, Delaware Township, PA 18328, USA Address: Silverthread Falls, Delaware Township, PA 18328, USA Address: 917 Raymondskill Rd, Milford, PA 18337, USA Address: 120 Falls Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, USA Address: Nay Aug Falls, Scranton, PA 18510, USA