Buttermilk Falls, New Jersey

Buttermilk Falls in May 2009

In Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, every other waterfall seems to be named Buttermilk Falls. This is the Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Buttermilk Falls, at about 85 feet in height, is a rather tall waterfall, but it is also narrow. It is an extremely pretty setting, and one of its nice qualities is that it is very easy to view, since it is about 10 feet from the road. As part of the Delaware Water Gap, it is near other impressive waterfalls on the Pennsylvania side.


  1. From Walpack Flatbrook Road (aka Sussex County Road 615), head toward Walpack Center.
  2. Turn onto Tillman Road. Go about 0.6 miles.
  3. Turn right onto Mountain Road. You will pass a cemetery as you turn, and you will end up on a dirt road.
  4. Go about 2.5 miles down the dirt road, and you will see the falls on the left.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 85′
Length of Hike: Roadside

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