Buttermilk Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,123' 342 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,545' 471 m
Low: 423' 129 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 64% (33°)
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“A considerable climb that pays off with gorgeous views of Buttermilk Falls and the valley below”— Hunter R
Starting at the Buttermilk Falls Parking Area, ascend moderately through moss-covered hardwood forests to the top of Buttermilk Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the state of New Jersey. Take in the peacefulness that comes with watching falling water before gearing up for the second, and far more strenuous, portion of trail leading up a narrow ravine to the ridge top.
Don't be discouraged, however, as the view from atop the ridge is one of the best in the park. On one side, visitors can view the meandering Delaware River winding its way through the river valley, and on the other, the bustling metropolis of Newton, New Jersey.
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Land Manager: NPS - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area