36 Must-See Waterfalls in the Poconos

36 Must-See Waterfalls in the Poconos

By Rusty Glessner @PABUCKETLIST

(Re-printed with permission from Rusty Glessner. For additional area information and more waterfalls with a map, visit PABucketList.com. All photos credited to Rusty Glessner.)

The Poconos are home to some of the tallest waterfalls in the Keystone State, and the region offers photographers and nature lovers an exceptional array of waterfalls to discover and enjoy.

Bushkill Falls, often dubbed the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” is a privately-owned nature park that features eight stunning waterfalls, accessible through a network of scenic trails and beautiful boardwalks that cater to all levels of hikers.

Buttermilk Falls at Lehigh Gorge State Park is a cascading waterfall along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail in Carbon County.

Childs Park, home to 3 outstanding Pike County waterfalls, is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2024 after 6 years worth of trail repairs and improvements:

Factory Falls is a beautiful 18-footer located near the ruins of an old woolen mill.

Fulmer Falls is a 56-footer just below Factory Falls.

Finally, Deer Leap Falls is a narrow 30-foot tall waterfall that seems to slice its way through an enormous rock formation.

Dingmans Falls in in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area checks in at 130 feet tall, good enough for the title of “second tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania.”

Hackers Falls is a 20 foot-tall, fan shaped waterfall located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pike Couny.

Hawk Falls in Carbon County is a 25-foot tall waterfall accessed via a short hike at Hickory Run State Park.

Lower Indian Ladders Falls is a 25 foot-tall waterfall along Lower Hornbecks Creek in Pike County.

Luke’s Falls at Lehigh Gorge State Park is located along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail in Carbon County.

Raymondskill Falls in Pike County is a three-tiered waterfall is billed by the National Park Service as being 178 feet tall. That makes Raymondskill Falls the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania!

Resica Falls is a stunning roadside waterfall located 12 miles north of Stroudsburg in Monroe County.

Savantine Falls is a 15 foot-tall waterfall located in the Delaware State Forest in Pike County.

Sawkill Falls is a 25 foot-tall, multi-tiered waterfall located along the Huckleberry Trail in the Delaware State Forest, Pike County.

Shohola Falls is located just a short walk from a parking area on State Game Lands 180 in Pike County.

Silverthread Falls, located 0.2 miles from Dingmans Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is listed as being 80 feet tall.

Slateford Creek Falls is a series of three waterfalls along a half-mile stretch of Slateford Creek, in the southern portion of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Tanners Falls is a 20 foot-tall, multi tiered roadside waterfall, located on State Game Lands 159 in Wayne County.

Tobyhanna Falls is located just off of Interstate 80 in the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area in Monroe County.

Upper Indian Ladders Falls is a 30 foot-tall, multi-tiered waterfall along Upper Hornbecks Creek in Pike County.

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