Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure
The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.
Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed
Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.
A Field Trip to Dingmans Falls
Dingmans Falls and other sites are part of the Geology Curriculum.
The boardwalk trail at Dingmans Falls can offer a variety of learning opportunities. A standard ranger-guided Waterfall Walk addresses topics in water quality, geology, forest eco-systems, invasive species, and the National Park Service mission.
More in-depth programs for school groups can also be scheduled, or school groups can visit on their own. In either case, please contact the park at (570) 426-2432 (e-mail) to make arrangements.
Did You Know?
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