Dingmans Creek Trail

boardwalk in a thicket of rhododendron
Boardwalk along the Dingmans Creek Trail showing railings to the left with dense foliage on both sides of the boardwalk trail ahead.

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Basic Details:

0.4 mile, one-way
Difficulty: Easy; 0.3 mile is stroller and wheelchair accessible; last 0.1 mile is mostly stairs
Elevation Change: first 0.3 mile 55 feet elevation change; last 0.1 mile 107 feet elevation change
Trailhead Location: directions to Dingmans Creek trailhead
Restrictions: Dogs and other pets are not permitted on this trail. Fishing, swimming, and wading is not permitted in Dingmans Creek between a point 100 feet upstream of Dingmans Falls and 100 feet downstream of the eastern edge of the parking lot.


This flat boardwalk trail meanders gently through a pristine hemlock ravine. Almost immediately after starting the trail, Silverthread Falls gracefully drops 80 feet in a thin ribbon of water through a narrow geometric chute. The boardwalk winds through dense rhododendron shrubs, past tall hemlock with dense canopy, and the sound of a powerful waterfall just around the corner. The boardwalk ends at the base of Dingmans Falls, the second highest waterfall in Pennsylvania. The final tenth of a mile is a staircase that leads to a birds-eye view from the upper falls.

Other Information: the trail is accessible to the base of Dingmans Fall (0.3 mile, one-way); accessible restroom located at trailhead.

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Last updated: July 8, 2021

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