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Bushkill Falls, The Niagara of Pennsylvania

 

 The "Niagara of Pennsylvania," Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State's most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest.

 

 

 

 This will give us a chance to get some great waterfall shots. We can explore long exposure, giving that cotton candy effect to the rushing water. There will also be some great nature shots as well. This is a 2 hour journey each direction. We can meet somewhere close and carpool. This will be a long day, but very rewarding. Admission is $12.50.



The trails vary in length and difficulty:

Green Trail - View the Main Falls from the green trail, which takes about 15 minutes to walk. No climbing is involved, however, there are steps.

Yellow Trail - View the Main Falls, as well as Lower Gorge Falls, Laurel Glen and Upper Canyon, which takes 45 minutes to walk.

Blue Trail - View Pennell Falls from the blue trail, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to walk.

Red Trail - View Bridal Veil Falls from the Red trail. This trail is for the avid hiker in that it spans almost 2 miles, includes all eight falls, and takes over 2 hours to hike.

38 photos from the last meetup at Bushkill Falls.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    How long people were there for? I was there until 2pm or so.. but after 12 I didn't see anyone else.

    April 28, 2014

    • Chris

      We left at noon.

      April 29, 2014

    • Tony F.

      About 1/1:30 for us.

      April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The combination of photography and exercise was perfectly balanced .. and yes I did count the stairs but forgot ...

    April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anyone actually count how many stairs we had to climb or go down? Wow! Burned some major calories today on the RED trail all the way around. The sun peaked out a few times, a cool start but warmed up nicely. Didnt get to meet alot of folks ( I went counter clockwise at some point) but should see more folks at the next one

    April 27, 2014

    • Fred

      6825 steps and 48flights of stairs

      April 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My fitbit had me about 6983 for steps and 53 flights of stairs so thats pretty darn good Fred. Time to go soak my feet!

      1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent!

    April 27, 2014

  • Donna K

    Beautiful day, perfect time of year (before the tourists get there), great people. What more could you ask for?

    April 27, 2014

  • Chris

    First waterfall shoot of the season went very well. Good weather and great people.

    April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Long drive but worth it.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Russell S.

    Something came up that prevents me from making the trip. I'm sorry for such short notice.

    April 27, 2014

  • Capn S.

    I can't make it today.

    April 27, 2014

  • Mark B.

    Still have room for 2 more. I'll be leaving from the Patco Woodcrest station off of 295 around 6:30am. Post here or send me a message.

    April 26, 2014

  • Mark B.

    I'll be coming from south Jersey, can take 3 people with me.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      at 6:30 a..m you will be the only one in the parking lot ... would you like me to pick up breakfast sandwiches from WaWa or coffee or ???

      April 25, 2014

    • Mark B.

      Yeah, I guess at that hour it will be easy to find me. Thanks for offering! I'm usually up that early for work anyway so I'll have grabbed breakfast at home and will have coffee with me.

      April 25, 2014

  • Walt

    I am leaving 19053 if anyone needs a ride shoot me an email have room for 2

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I did. I'm sorry for not replying. I'll see you at KMart 5:00AM. I'll be in a burnt orange Kia. My cell phone[masked]

      April 25, 2014

    • yuko

      HI Walt, Pls bring my jacket! It's time to wear. Haha.. meet at parking of Bushkill Falls.

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone else with you?

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mark ... exactly where are you? I'm near the 206/70 circle?

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    deFaria ... have decided not to meet you ... and hour to Phillly I could be 1/2 way to Bushkill ......thank you

    however, is there anyone on the Jersey side (Trenton etc) headed up to Bushkill and would like to carpool?

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We have to be at Bushkill by 9 a.m so leave Philly area by 7 for sure. I'm a Jersey gal and not familiar with 19th & Girard but can take the train to Market & 7th ... is this all right with you?

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming. I can have 3 more people in the car with me.

    April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be around 19th and Girard early that day. If you can come there it would be great.. if not I can pick you up anywhere downtown.

      April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will ride with Walt as it is more convenient for me. Thanks

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want to come with me, please e-mail me at [masked].

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    deFaria ....Where and what time do you want us to meet you? [masked]

    April 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be around 19th and Girard early that day. If you can come there it would be great.. if not I can pick you up anywhere downtown. I am not sure if we leave at 9? or if we supposed to be there at 9. Anyone?

      April 24, 2014

  • Ken F.

    Scott, sorry I can not join the group again this time . It is a great place to go. Enjoy the day.

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    deFaria ... would like to join your carpool too if it's not too late ... where are you located?

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is the carpool meeting. Defaria I would love to join your carpool.

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go but don't drive. Where would the carpool meet?

    April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What does (PDT) mean?

    February 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, so we're meeting there at 9 am?

      February 10, 2014

    • Capn S.

      yes

      February 12, 2014

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