“A beautiful route through diverse forest ecosystems and alongside stunning falling water.”
— Hunter R
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall
Kids will love to view the waterfall along the trail.
Travel along the Tumbling Waters Trail to experience all that Delaware Water Gap has to offer in one location.
Starting at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, follow signage to the orange-blazed Tumbling Waters Trail, located directly across Emery Rd. from the main parking area. Begin the trail hiking on a boardwalk along the edge of two small ponds through shrubbery-laden wetlands. Continue on, passing mixed hardwood forests, remnants of past farming activity, pine plantations, and a hemlock ravine. About halfway through the trail, you have the option to take the Tumbling Waters Spur
down steep switchbacks to a viewpoint overlooking Tumbling Waters.
When you've finished, ascend the switchbacks and continue along the trail, passing fantastic views of the Delaware Water Gap near the ridge-top.
Along the trail from the ridge-top, keep your eyes peeled for small stone walls, indicative of this area's rich farming history.
After descending the ridge, the trail follows mixed hardwood forests to its end at a T-junction with a paved road. Follow the road west to the Pocono Environmental Education Center Parking Area.
For more information on the natural history of the Tumbling Waters area, see Pocono Environmental Education Center's Tumbling Waters natural history pamphlet.
Flora & Fauna
For more information on the natural history of the Tumbling Waters area and an in-depth description of the area's diverse ecosystem, see the Pocono Environmental Education Center's Tumbling Waters natural history pamphlet