The Pocono Mountains are teeming with beautiful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Raymondskill Falls is one of them, and it’s an absolute must-see. This three-tiered cascade is the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. Just a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls, it’s located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is a spectacular place to explore. If you’re up for the journey, grab your hiking shoes and embark on an adventure to Raymondskill Falls.
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Raymondskill Falls Hiking
The trail to the Raymondskill Falls is only 0.3 miles, making it a moderately easy hike. (Just be wary of the steep points!) At the end of the trail, you’ll see the raging waters of Raymondskill Creek tumbling down the escarpment. There are two viewing platforms available for you to take pictures and soak in the beauty of the falls. The lower platform provides a perfect full view of the waterfall, and 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.
Visitors should keep in mind that Raymondskill Falls is part of the Dingmans Falls Visitors Center and abides by their operating dates. Check the National Park Service’s Delaware Water Gap website for Dingmans Falls’ hours, closures, and other information.
Raymondskill Falls Address
Raymondskill Falls is located at 917 Raymondskill Falls Road in Milford, PA. Follow these directions to the trailhead to get started on your hike!
Discover Even More Nearby Waterfalls
Dingmans Falls is the second tallest waterfall in the state and cascades down the mountainside at 130 feet. The trail to the falls stretches 0.4 miles and winds through pristine hemlock ravine. You’ll even pass an 80-foot cascade known as Silverthread Falls on the way!
Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the state’s most famous attractions. The park around the waterfall offers four hiking trails, and each caters to a different experience level. Beginners may start on the Green Trail, which takes only about 15 minutes to complete. The Red Trail is ideal for more experienced hikers and provides a challenging two-hour journey through the Poconos wilderness.
Shohola Falls is a popular waterfall accessible by a moderate 0.8-mile loop. Hikers, fishermen, and nature lovers frequent this area year-round to admire Shohola’s numerous cascades, deep fishing holes, and steep ledges. The water tumbles over the ledges and into the river flatlands below.
Return to The French Manor Inn & Spa
After a long day of chasing waterfalls, come home to total comfort and tranquility at the French Manor Inn & Spa. Located at the top of Huckleberry Mountain, our enchanting stone chateau exposes you to stunning views of the Pocono Mountains in a peaceful, quiet setting. Pick your perfect room from our 19 accommodations, treat yourself to a massage at our onsite spa, or enjoy a meal at our award-winning restaurant. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to experience the Poconos vacation you’ve always dreamed of. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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