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Buttermilk Falls Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,123' 342 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,545' 471 m
Low: 423' 129 m

Grade

Avg 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

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

This interesting route almost instantly gratifies visitors with views of Buttermilk Falls. After taking in views from the base of the waterfall, ascend steep grades on the Buttermilk Falls Trail for rewarding scenery from the top of Buttermilk Falls and then continue on to survey the Delaware Water Gap below.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Mixed hardwood forests dominate the area around this trail, but visitors may be treated to a tall, majestic hemlock every so often.

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Photos

A winter view of Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Feb 5, 2019 near Crandon…, NJ
A damp evening at the top of a beautiful 85 foot cascade, Buttermilk Falls, in the Delaware Watergap NRA
Aug 18, 2018 near Crandon…, NJ
This fantastic loop starts with a great view of Buttermilk Falls and gets better as the day progresses.
Jun 5, 2017 near Crandon…, NJ

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