The Great Falls of the Passaic

Paterson, New Jersey 7508

The Great Falls of the Passaic

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Explore the birthplace of one of our nation’s first planned industrial cities. This is an urban hike with sidewalks, street crossings, and paths. The route is a figure eight with spectacular views of the second-largest waterfall, by volume, east of the Mississippi River.

Although they’re often called Paterson Falls, this seems
decidedly unfair: The falls were known for a hundred years
before the city of Paterson existed. Settlers in the 1600s
noted their beauty, and 1700s picnic parties from as far away
as New York came to see the massive waterfalls in the Jersey

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Great Falls Park
Local Contacts
DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
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Dec 2018