Buttermilk Falls Loop Trail

Wallpack Center, New Jersey

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This hike offers as close to a wilderness experience as possible for Fido and companion in New Jersey, for few people climb beyond the falls and this section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) is far from any crossroad. Fido will enjoy the falls, woods, meadows, ridge-top breeze, and the cooling walk back on the moist Woods Trail. In spring and after heavy rains, the 204-foot Buttermilk Falls is spectacular. This rugged trail is for dogs and people with hiking experience only. Carry at least 3 liters of drinking water for Fido and 3 liters for you.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

by Mary Jasch (The Mountaineers Books)

This hike offers as close to a wilderness experience as possible for Fido and companion in New Jersey, for few people climb beyond the falls and this section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) is far from any crossroad. Fido will enjoy the falls, woods, meadows, ridge-top breeze, and the cooling walk back on the moist Woods Trail.

In spring and after heavy rains, the 204-foot Buttermilk Falls is spectacular. This rugged trail is for dogs and people with hiking experience only. Carry at least 3 liters of drinking water for Fido and 3 liters for you.

©  Mary Jasch/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wallpack Center
Length: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Trailhead Elevation: 500 feet
Top Elevation: 1,600 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area headquarters
Local Maps: USGS Lake Maskenozha, PA and Flatbrookville, Newton West, and Culvers Gap, NJ s
Topo Map: Buttermilk Falls Loop Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/26/2012

Trail guide very helpful and accurate. The location is much more remote than I anticipated for the middle of New Jersey. The ascent is quite challenging, but the rest of the trail is a gradual descent back to the top of the falls. Took my dog, we enjoyed it thoroughly! Lots of off-leash time for her. It was a gorgeous day yet the only other person we saw the whole hike (besides at the parking lot / initial falls area) was one guy who was walking the whole AT. We will be back for sure.

5/14/2010

I like big hikes, rock scrambles, great views, etc.... This is not that kind of hike, however, it is an excellent medium difficulty hike for beginning of season or in between the tough longer hikes. When we were there, the falls had a low volume of water, need to go back after a good rain. Trail is well worth it, the description here is on the money.

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