Raymondskill Creek

Come experience the powerful flow of the Raymondskill Creek as it cascades down the rocks in a series of beautiful waterfalls! Visitors may enjoy a hike through the cool, shaded hemlock forest as they make their way down to the creekbed itself.

The three-tiered Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania. If you add the drops from each tier together, the waterfall is only a few feet shorter than Niagara Falls. While the trail is short, it is fairly step and uneven. The upper viewing area provides a view of the upper pool and the top of one of the drops. The lower viewing area provides a great photo opportunity of the falls. A spur off the main trails provides a quarter-mile, one-way walk to Raymondskill Creek (this trail does not lead to the bottom of the falls).

This trail is typically busy during weekends in the summertime. It is especially busy during holiday weekends. The waterfall overlooks at the top are the most popular. However, a less busy section of the trail does continue down to the creekbed through a shaded forest.

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Latitude: 41.290229 Longitude: -74.84131 Elevation: 622 ft
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DEWA Interpretation

Vertical Gain or Loss

178 feet

Trail Distance

0.3 miles

Accessibility Notes

Restrictions: swimming and wading is not permitted in the water within 50 feet upstream of waterfalls and the waterfalls themselves.

Other Information: restroom located at trailhead.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not permitted at Raymondskill Falls. However, pets are permitted at the nearby Cliff trail, Hackers trail, and McDade trail.

Pets are permitted in most areas of the park and must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Pets may not be tied to an object and left unattended or left in a vehicle. Please clean up after your pet. Report lost pets to the park communication center at (570) 426-2457.

National Park Service regulations exempt service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind and signal dogs for the hearing-impaired, from pet prohibitions.

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