Delaware Water Gap Buttermilk Falls Trail Closure

August 5, 2021

From the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:

Trail work has begun on the Buttermilk Falls Trail in New Jersey.  Please be patient as trail crews replaces 26 stairs and decaying support structures along the scenic waterfall trail.  The stairs will be replaced first and then followed by repairs to a half-mile of trail surface and structures above the viewing platform.  This work will help to prevent erosion, protect the stream, and improve the hiking experience.  

A complete trail closure will be required as work progresses over the next 2 months, however, the trail will remain open for as long as possible.  Mountain Road will remain open to pedestrians while trail work is completed allowing visitors to view the falls from the bottom.  

For more updates as work moves forward and complete closure is needed, please visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Facebook page here.  

Notices will be posted at all connecting trailheads notifying users of the trail status.