Trail Run Project Logo

Tumbling Waters Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (8)

A beautiful route through diverse forest ecosystems and alongside stunning falling water.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

90%

Runnable

841' 256 m

High

642' 196 m

Low

417' 127 m

Up

410' 125 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

Travel along the Tumbling Waters Trail to experience all that Delaware Water Gap has to offer in one location.

Starting at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, follow signage to the orange-blazed Tumbling Waters Trail, located directly across Emery Rd. from the main parking area. Begin the trail running on a boardwalk along the edge of two small ponds through shrubbery-laden wetlands. Continue on, passing mixed hardwood forests, remnants of past farming activity, pine plantations, and a hemlock ravine. About halfway through the trail, you have the option to take the Tumbling Waters Spur down steep switchbacks to a viewpoint overlooking Tumbling Waters.

When you've finished, ascend the switchbacks and continue along the trail, passing fantastic views of the Delaware Water Gap near the ridge-top.

Along the trail from the ridge-top, keep your eyes peeled for small stone walls, indicative of this area's rich farming history.

After descending the ridge, the trail follows mixed hardwood forests to its end at a T-junction with a paved road. Follow the road west to the Pocono Environmental Education Center Parking Area.

For more information on the natural history of the Tumbling Waters area, see Pocono Environmental Education Center's Tumbling Waters natural history pamphlet.

Flora & Fauna

For more information on the natural history of the Tumbling Waters area and an in-depth description of the area's diverse ecosystem, see the Pocono Environmental Education Center's Tumbling Waters natural history pamphlet.

Contacts

Shared By:

Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#9992

Overall
  4.0 from 8 votes
5 Star
13%
4 Star
75%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#194

in New Jersey

#9,992

Overall
18 Views Last Month
2,287 Since Feb 10, 2016
Intermediate

0%
0%
75%
13%
13%
0%

Photos

Reflections.
Jun 28, 2016 near Pocono…, PA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 30 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 25, 2017
Patricia Ross
Add an extra mile or so for the waterfalls 4mi