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greenBlue Blue Hen Falls Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 146' 44 m
Descent: -147' -45 m
High: 879' 268 m
Low: 732' 223 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Scho Wolers

An out-and-back trail that follows a creek between two waterfalls.

Scho Wolers

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly The trail itself is relatively easy, but children will love the waterfalls (especially Blue Hen, which is easier to get close to).

Overview

This route may be short, but what it lacks in distance, it makes up for with great scenery. Featuring not one, but two fantastic waterfalls, this short route will give visitors a great "bang for their buck," especially those visitors looking to see some of the Park's best features on a limited timescale.

Description

From the parking area at the trailhead, follow the route until the bridge, immediately after which the trail goes to the right (left follows the Buckeye Trail). Shortly after the bridge, the trail will pass Blue Hen Falls, one of the more scenic and well-known falls in the region.

Although the area is heavily wooded, minimal elevation change makes the trail quite doable for groups with children. However, recent flood damage has made the trail easy to lose in certain spots. After an easy crossing (the creek never gets deeper than a 1/2 foot or so), the trail will terminate at the foot of Buttermilk Falls, a less-renowned but much taller waterfall than Blue Hen. For the most impressive views of the falls, go right after heavy rainfall!

Flora & Fauna

The dense forest consists of a variety of old growth tree varieties.

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Jun 26, 2019
Tiffany L
4mi
Jun 22, 2019
Cindy Hwang
Jun 19, 2019
Brian Ertl
Jun 9, 2019
Nick Norwine
Jun 8, 2019
Alicia Leo
May 26, 2019
Neil Wysocki
just hiked to falls 0.3mi
Apr 6, 2019
Nate S
Mar 27, 2019
Paige Hook

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  4.2 from 24 votes

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