Upper Raymondskill Falls #3, Pennsylvania

Normally, most people only end up visiting Raymondskill Falls, clearly the largest of the falls. Upstream of Raymondskill Falls are three other waterfalls that you should check out too, simply because they’re so nearby. The third waterfall is not considerably exciting, though there is a good view to be had.

It’s definitely an enjoyable hike wandering to this group of falls. The first and third falls have better views than the second fall, which is not at a good angle.

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 trails lead to Raymondskill Falls.
  5. From the uppermost viewpoint of Raymondskill Falls, you’ll see a slope that will lead you upstream. The slope is the most difficult part of the journey, as it is rather slippery.
  6. As you head upstream, follow the river as closely as possible. Be careful, though, as there are some steeper drops.
  7. After a quarter mile or so, you’ll come on the the group of three falls.

Accessibility: 6/10 (moderate)
Height: 15′
Length of Hike: 1 mile round-trip

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Upper Raymondskill Falls #3 in May 2009

Where in the World is Upper Raymondskill Falls #3?

Unnamed Falls #2, Raymondskill Area, Pennsylvania

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A waterfall along the trail to Raymondskill Falls (May 2009)

I was looking for the base of Raymondskill Falls, and instead of finding he base, I happened upon this set of waterfalls on a tributary to Raymondskill Creek. The tributary is rather narrow, but the drop from the top of the road to Raymondskill Creek is pretty high. When water is flowing down this narrow tributary, there are two waterfalls that are present. I was surprised at how pretty these waterfalls were!

There is a clear trail down to these falls, but the trail is steep enough that your legs will burn. Still, it’s not by any means impossible, so I would encourage you to see if this waterfall is flowing when you visit 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. Park at the first one that you encounter.
  5. From there, the trail will split. Take the trail that heads to the left. It might split again (I can’t remember.). If so, take that left also, and you’ll head downhill on a moderately steep slope. From here you’ll see the falls.

Accessibility: 6/10
Height: ~25′
Length of Hike: 0.4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Unnamed Falls #2?

Upper Raymondskill Falls #2, Pennsylvania

Normally, most people only end up visiting Raymondskill Falls, clearly the largest of the falls. Upstream of Raymondskill Falls are three other waterfalls that you should check out too, simply because they’re so nearby.

Out of all of the waterfalls on or near Raymondskill Creek, the second upper falls is the least exciting of the bunch. The reason is that it is the hardest to view. I couldn’t figure out any good way to actually view the falls head-on. If you could, the waterfall would probably be very nice to see. You’ll end up passing the second falls on the way to the third falls which is more easily viewed. (Here’s more information about the first Upper 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 trails lead to Raymondskill Falls.
  5. From the uppermost viewpoint of Raymondskill Falls, you’ll see a slope that will lead you upstream. The slope is the most difficult part of the journey, as it is rather slippery.
  6. As you head upstream, follow the river as closely as possible. Be careful, though, as there are some steeper drops.
  7. After a quarter mile or so, you’ll come on the the group of three falls.

Accessibility: 6/10 (moderate)
Height: 20′
Length of Hike: 1 mile round-trip

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Upper Raymondskill Falls #2 in May 2009

Where in the World is Upper Raymondskill #2?

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?