4 Incredible Poconos Waterfalls to See on Your Next Hike

With so many beautiful Poconos waterfalls, this list could be infinite. Our lush, mountainous region provides a perfect habitat for all kinds of waterfalls. If the sound of rushing, bubbling water helps you wash your troubles away, you’ll want to visit some of these incredible Poconos waterfalls!

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Don’t Miss These Poconos Waterfalls

As you plan to explore some Poconos hiking trails and waterfalls, here are some gorgeous ones you can’t miss.


1. Bushkill Falls

Often called “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the most popular scenic destinations in the area. With eight waterfalls and miles of hiking trails on its 300 acres, Bushkill Falls is ripe for exploring.

Four hiking trails circle the falls, and each caters to a different experience/ability level. Beginners/walkers might enjoy the Green Trail, which takes only about 15 minutes to complete. The Red Trail provides a challenging two-hour hike, ideal for more experienced hikers. Bushkill Falls also has lots of different activities for families, as well as with picnic areas, gift shops, and food.


2. Raymondskill Falls

Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania, just a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls. This three-tiered cascade is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  The trail to the Raymondskill Falls is short, making it an easy hike. You’ll find two viewing platforms. The lower platform provides a perfect full view of the waterfall. The top platform is a great spot to see the upper pools. We recommend using both platforms to experience the enchanting cascades from different vantage points.


3. Dingmans Falls

Dingmans Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the state, cascades down the mountainside at 130 feet. The trail to the falls winds through beautiful hemlock ravine. It is good for all skill levels. You’ll even pass an 80-foot cascade known as Silverthread Falls on the way! Dingmans Falls is open from May – September.


4. Shohola Falls

Shohola Falls is a popular waterfall and lake accessible by a moderate 0.8-mile loop. Hikers, fishermen, bird-watchers, and nature lovers frequent this area year-round. Come her to admire Shohola’s numerous cascades, deep fishing holes, and steep ledges.


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Continue your nature-inspired relaxation at the French Manor Inn & Spa. You’ll find open porches and gorgeous mountain views to help relax the mind and soul. And our excellent spa services make sure the body is relaxed.

All our luxurious suites ensure a comfortable night’s rest. The gourmet breakfast in the morning will refresh you for the day ahead. We also offer excellent on-site dining options, as well as many amenities you can’t get at the average B&B.

While planning your vacation to the Poconos, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We hope you will find it helpful! And we look forward to seeing you soon.