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Challenging to locate but great when you get there!!

I encountered a little difficulty finding Buttermilk Falls but once I arrived I knew the trip was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Hard to get to, but fun

These falls are not very impressive, and the road to get there was a bit rough. There are two... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Jacksonville, FL
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All reviews single lane the delaware water gap mountain road coming down long hike hundred yards steep steps new jersey viewing area water flow take your time parking lot is state forest natural beauty recent rain main street nice waterfall
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

I encountered a little difficulty finding Buttermilk Falls but once I arrived I knew the trip was worth it. From NJ 206 north take a left on 521 toward the Walpack Inn. The road becomes 615 as you approach Peters Valley Craft Village. Keep heading...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

These falls are not very impressive, and the road to get there was a bit rough. There are two roads leading to the falls. The one we took in was very rough. Part of the road had a tree blocking it, so they made a...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a lovely spot, but as others have described not easy to get there. You really need to be prepared for the trip in and the climb up. The road in and out of the area is very rough. Sure you can go slow...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very lovely waterfall and well worth the visit. The stairs to the two upper viewing spots are steep but worth the effort. I was visiting from out of down and did not have hiking shoes but I wish I had. I tried...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

a visit here has been on my photographic bucket list for several months now. i'm drawn to waterfalls it seems. it was a lovey fall weekend, so i took the close to two hour drive. it was actually quite crowded, several hikers and folks with...More

2  Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is the highest waterfall in NJ and is worth a trip if you are in the area. I would combine this with either hiking or other things to see in the Delaware Water Gap area to make it worth your while - maybe you...More

1  Thank dj9992003
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Buttermilk Falls has been on my radar since I found out about it a year or so ago. Talking with some friends recently that went, they suggested going in the Spring or Fall. Finally got a chance to go. I went 8/6/17. It was a...More

Thank QuentB
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This waterfall and hiking area is located along the Delaware Water Gap region in New Jersey. It is about 40 minutes north of Interstate 80, the second exit after crossing the Delaware River but it is not marked. There are a few entrances to the...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Having seen many waterfalls in parks out west, found this one to be very disapponting. Supposedly highest in NJ, water flow was minor. As others has said, the waterfalls are just across from the parking lot. Steep steps up to the 2 viewing platforms. Continued...More

Thank njmmmom
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Wonderful place and a must to visit in Stokes Forest. Becareful of ticks. It is woth the climb up the stairs

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Samantha T
23 August 2018|
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Response from emme45 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with 230elmerp, especially if its rained recently. That said, the 5 year old can view it with someone from the bottom while others go to the top. Its not a long hike, so not too long of a wait. It is quite pretty at... More
Jesse E
15 July 2017|
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Response from familytravel13 | Reviewed this property |
Not at the falls, but very nearby in Stokes State Forest. Where the falls are, there is only a small parking lot and hiking trails.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late March .The road from the Wallace Center entrance would have been drivable if it was open. It was gated at the time we were there.