Raymondskill Falls

The Raymondskill Falls are located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (N41° 17.413? W74° 50.461). The falls are a series of three cascading waterfalls making them the highest falls in Pennsylvania, totaling about 150 feet in height.

 

There are two viewing areas, one above the top waterfall and one near the bottom of the second drop. The trail between them is short, fairly step and uneven.

 

There are two parking areas. Following the trail to your right will take you from the upper parking lot to the viewing area showing you a view of the pool and the top of the falls.

From the upper viewing area follow the trail down to the lower viewing area. This viewing area provides a great photo opportunity of the falls. This viewing area is accessed from a trail from the upper falls or from the lower parking lot.

During periods of high water you’ll be able to see another narrow waterfall flowing just to the side of lowest tier.#BobHahnPhoto #GetOlympus #Nature #PAStateGamelands110

There are no marked trails to the bottom of the falls. There is a trail that can be seen on the other side of the fence that leads down to the bottom. The trail is narrow and very slippery, use extreme caution.

 

There are four waterfalls that are further upstream. These range in height from 10 to 25 feet tall, but are powerful when Raymondskill Falls is flowing well. To get to these falls, from the top of the upper waterfalls, go over a small hill. At the top of the hill, you’ll see a path that follows along Raymondskill Creek. The underbrush is very sparse, making it easy to make your own path along the creek. The banks are steep making photographs of these waterfalls difficult.

Another way to view falls up stream you can drive up Raymondskill Road. Turn left out of the parking area and go to the first bridge, the last of the four waterfalls is visible from the bridge. There is a small parking area just past the bridge. Cross the road proceed through the woods on the left side of the creek. The underbrush is very sparse, making it easy to make your own path along the creek.

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