Silver Spray Falls is a fun waterfall in the Delaware Water Gap. You can access the falls from the same road as the more accessible Buttermilk Falls.
The most difficult part is finding the trail to the falls, and even that’s not too difficult. It’s just the trickiness of trying to interpret other people’s directions! (Update: this apparently is very true…I remember seeing a house near the fenced area, but apparently there isn’t one, at least not where I’m thinking…The house was off in the distance, if I remember correctly.) Once you find the trail, the walk is rather enjoyable and contains many hidden secrets. As I was hiking along in late May, I found another kind of orchid I had never seen and some kind of orange salamander. Keep an eye out for these fun treasures.
- From Walpack Flatbrook Road (aka Sussex County Road 615), head toward Walpack Center.
- Turn onto Tillman Road. Go about 0.6 miles.
- Turn right onto Mountain Road. You will pass a cemetery as you turn, and you will end up on a dirt road.
- Proceed 1.4 miles along Mountain Road.
- At 1.4 miles, you will reach the “parking area” for the trail will be the first dirt area on your left. This is apparently right before you reach a tiny bridge with guard rails. (Thanks Charles and others.) The remnants of a stone fence are there. It might not look like much, but you can fit at least one car there and hike up the trail.
Accessibility: 8/10 (easy/moderate)
Length of Hike: 0.4 miles round-trip
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