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Tumbling Waters Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (8)

A beautiful route through diverse forest ecosystems and alongside stunning falling water.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

841' 256 m

High

642' 196 m

Low

417' 127 m

Up

410' 125 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly Kids will love to view the waterfall along the trail.

Description

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.

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Jun 28, 2016 near Pocono…, PA

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Oct 10, 2019
Chris Hollingsworth
Sep 22, 2019
Nicola St
Jul 14, 2019
Mohammad Fauzan
10h 40m
Jun 23, 2019
Brianna Hungerford
3mi — 1h 17m
Oct 19, 2018
Jonathan Bright
loads of dead trees
Jun 25, 2018
lou f
2h 00m
May 4, 2018
Ronale McKenzie
Dec 5, 2017
Michael Skarbek
We were the only ones on the trail the whole time. Mid week, early winter though. But a very pretty walk. — 2h 00m