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Hackers Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 447' 136 m
Descent: -102' -31 m
High: 955' 291 m
Low: 610' 186 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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A mossy, forested trail with scenic views of Hackers Falls.

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Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Swimming is not permitted within 50 feet of the falls.

Description

Make your way along sweeping, forested terrain on the Hackers Trail, taking time to stop and view the rushing, foamy waters at the base of Hackers Falls.

Starting at the Raymondskill Road Parking Area, travel north along the trail, climbing gently over the first three-quarters of a mile before plunging steeply downhill for a short while. Once the descent has ended, continue climbing along the trail for another quarter mile, at which point, trend west along the Hackers Falls Overlook to gain views of stunning falling water.

After viewing the falls, visitors have the option to either return the way they came, or continue their Cliff Park area adventure by heading north and linking up with the Buchanan Trail. Over 8 miles of trails are easily linkable in the Cliff Park area, so visitors can create as short or as long of a loop as they wish.

Flora & Fauna

Forests of both eastern hemlock and oak abound on this trail.

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The Raymondskill River follows alongside Hackers Trail in this unique section of trail in Cliff Park, PA.
Feb 24, 2018 near Milford, PA
Hackers Falls in Cliff Park, NJ, late in the winter
Feb 27, 2018 near Milford, PA
A couple takes in the view of the fan shaped Hackers Fall in Cliff Park, Pennsylvania
Feb 24, 2018 near Milford, PA

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