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Bushkill Falls, Bushkill

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Nestled within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls features a series of eight different waterfalls and an assortment of nature trails. You can wander across wooden bridges over roaring rivers as you discover each waterfall. Keep an eye out for the tallest, which plunges 30 m (100 ft). The trails provide different levels of difficulty, so for longer ones be sure to wear proper footwear. However, viewpoint over the biggest of the waterfalls is a relatively easy walk. For more information on the wildlife in the area, stop by the visitor center detailing the state's native flora and fauna. For Bushkill Falls and beyond, use our Bushkill trip builder to get the most from your Bushkill vacation.
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  • Set out to see the fall foliage and decided to travel to Bushkill Falls. It was a great choice. While privately owned, the grounds are immaculately kept. The admission fee others complain about is wel...  read more »
  • This attraction is well worth the 2-3 hours of time and the entry fee. We were warned by locals to avoid the weekends because of the crowds on the wooden walkways that traverse through the park. We we...  read more »
  • The falls at Bushkill were very nice and the trails were all in excellent shape. Very well maintained, but it should be for the ticket price. The water flow was not heavy, so I don't know how they cou...  read more »
  • Holy stairs! There are A LOT of stairs here. They are winding, narrow, wet and oddly shaped - so be careful! The falls are beautiful and worth the walk. I recommend walking out past the main attraction for the moderate hike (a lot of uphill). Great place to take dogs and children. Parking was easy. I was surprised at the steep admission ticket prices, but understand this is to help maintain the walkways around the falls.
  • $15 per person is a lot. It's a complete rip off. State parks are better than this place. There are lots of Rocky trails with tree steams. It's difficult to get around. Small waterfalls but they advertise it has Niagara Falls of PA. I have seen better waterfalls and trails at Shenandoah National Park or the Smokies in TN. Tons of people there and certainly doesn't seem like you are on a trail. It get very crowded on steps which are thru out the park.
  • My wife and I visited Bushkill Falls for the first time yesterday and we thought the falls themselves where breathtaking, the scenery was amazing. That being said, the admission is STEEP ($14.50/person) and being a Veteran I asked about a military discount. They only offer a military discount on certain months and only on Mondays. It's free at that point but holy stipulations batman. There are LOTS of people smoking even when there are tons of signs that say No Smoking, and people sticking their feet in the water and screaming for some reason (again signs asking people to not do exactly that). Some people complained about the stairways and how slippery they where. First off you have to appreciate how they built them there in the first place. To us it was an incredible feat of engineering and was quite impressive. Also they're built around a WATERFALL, what did you expect?? If you want to be up close and personal to several waterfalls don't expect the trails and stairs to not be steep and winding and to be completely dry. Common sense people. Summary -Pretty steep admission prices -Use caution where needed, some of the paths are very narrow and slippery (again use common sense). -We wouldn't recommend this place for the elderly. -Bring a camera, the views are worth it. -Enjoy Gods creation as He intended it and please don't be one of the idiots smoking and splashing in the water ruining the experience for everyone else.
  • It is a great place to take kids there are lots of playgrounds and are for children to play and enjoy outdoors. The waterfall "hike" itself costs and from what I remember it was not cheap somewhere $10-$17. The "trail" is well maintained and you do not need any special shoes or anything as long as you are not in high heels you should be alright. The falls are scenic but I'd not go again or 1st time have I know I have to pay I'd probably would not have gone.
  • The trails are very well maintained. My daughter (15) and I took the red trail as I always have. It was her first time visiting and she absolutely loved it. I didn't see any rotting wood, etc., like another reviewer noted. The staff is friendly. We went on a Thursday and got there about 10:30. It was quiet and we went the opposite way as the two other couples that were there so that we had the trail all to ourselves. When we came out at 1:30 there was a line of about 20 people to get in. I was disappointed that the places where you used to be able to actually go stand by some of the smaller falls have been blocked off, but I understand why. Overall a great experience, like it has been every time before.
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