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Luke's Falls

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Buttermilk Falls is a lovely waterfall in east-central Pennsylvania in Lehigh Gorge State Park. But from the start of that trail, there's another waterfall called Luke's Falls - and it’s in the opposite direction! The falls are no more than a ¼-mile hike one-way and the path is gravelly and flat. The left of the parking area will take you to Buttermilk Falls, but if you head right, you’ll find Luke’s Falls. If coming from I-80, take exit 273 and head south along PA-940. After just a few miles, veer left onto PA-2055 (N Lehigh Gorge Drive). (This may turn into PA-4010 at some point in time.) Turn left onto PA-4014 (Rockport Road) and head to the end of the road, where you'll find the parking area. If you're coming from I-476, you’ll want to take exit 74 onto US-209. Head west along US-209, going through the towns of Lehighton and Jim Thorpe. You'll see signs for Lehigh Gorge State Park for Glen Onoko but continue on a short way until you get to PA-93 (Hunter St). Turn right onto PA-93. After a few miles, turn right onto Brenkman Drive, and go into the town of Weatherly. Find E Main Street and continue heading northeast out of town. The road will turn into PA-4010. Turn right onto PA-4014 (Rockport Road) and head to the end of the road where you’ll find the parking area. The more complicated two ways to get to the falls is option #2. If you're coming from the south, it might be quicker. Lehighton and Jim Thorpe are busy weekend travel spots and offer beautiful summer days.