Raymondskill Falls, Pennsylvania

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Raymondskill Falls in May 2009

Raymondskill Falls is a very complex waterfall, and it’s rather difficult to describe. The waterfall is found in Pennsylvania in the Delaware Water Gap. This is the largest of the drops on Raymondskill Creek, but there are at least three other considerable drops (Upper Raymondskill Falls #1, #2, and #3).

Raymondskill Falls itself is actually composed of three separate drops. The upper two drops can be photographed together, but I don’t think you’ll be able to get all three drops together. There may be a way to view the third drop from its base, but I could not figure out a way to see it. I tried walking down some of the other trails, but in the end I could not view the third drop head-on. I did find some other smaller unnamed waterfalls (#1 and #2).

When you’re viewing the third falls from above, you may notice another smaller waterfall to the left. I don’t know if this one has a name, but it’s a pretty waterfall that adds to the beauty of Raymondskill Falls.

Directions:

  1. From I-84, take exit 46 to Milford.
  2. Go east on US-6 for a little more than 2 miles.
  3. Go south onto US-209 for 2.5 miles.
  4. Turn right onto Raymondskill Road. Go 0.3 miles to the parking lots. There are two different parking areas, one with a visitor’s center. Both lead to the same views of the falls.

*If you want information about how to get to the base of the third drop of Raymondskill Falls, check out Waterfalls of the Mid-Atlantic States by Gary Letcher. He provides some possible directions, but I couldn’t figure out the first option. Maybe you can.

Accessibility: 7/10 (moderately steep in some places, but still a very short walk to the falls)
Height: 150′
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip

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Raymondskill Falls and an unnamed waterfall to the left

Where in the World is Raymondskill Falls?

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