Silver Thread Falls, Pennsylvania

Silver Thread Falls in late May 2009

Silver Thread Falls is a very easily accessible waterfall in the Delaware Water Gap on the Pennsylvania side. It is rather tall, but very narrow, and I think that makes it a very beautiful waterfall. Dingmans Falls is right on the same boardwalk/path, so you get double the waterfall fun.

Directions:

  1. As you’re driving along US-209 in Pennsylvania, you will enter the town of Dingman’s Ferry. Continue south on US-209 for a short distance.
  2. There will be a sign for Dingmans Falls, and you will turn right onto Johnny B Mountain Road.
  3. Head down Johnny B Mountain Road to the parking lot for the falls.
  4. Head down the handicapped accessible trail. Silver Thread Falls will be the first falls you encounter.

Note about Dingman’s Ferry: This is one of the few places where you can drive into New Jersey across the Delaware River. There are only a few bridges that allow access across the river, so if you’re looking for some waterfalls in New Jersey, this may be a good place to cross. (Buttermilk Falls and other New Jersey waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap are most easily accessed by crossing this bridge.)

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 80′
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip

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