Kugler Falls is reached by a short hike in Kugler Woods Preserve located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Short hike to a waterfall in Kugler Woods Preserve.

0.5 miles, surface is rough, rocky, and uphill.

Hike Info:

–Trail Map
–Trail Map 2
–Park info
–Google Map
–Download GPX

Our two cents: Quick waterfall hike along a nice stream, or as a side trip while biking/hiking the D&R Canal Towpath.

As with all waterfalls, best results are in Spring or after rain. Without recent rain there might not be much flow at this one.

Map: Print out ahead but you can also follow our online map.

Books: None that we know of.

Parking: N40.42428° W75.06010°
Large lot along the D&R Canal just north of Bull’s Island.

Restrooms: None at this lot. Try the Bull’s Island Rec. Area park office on Rt. 29, a few miles south of the parking lot.

Hike Directions:

Walk to the south end of parking area and along the shoulder a bit.

Cross to the opposite side of Rt. 29 to a wooden trail kiosk. A small cascade may be visible close to the road.

Walk uphill on an unmarked path on the right side of the stream.

At a cut log, turn left to walk down closer to the falls, a series of cascades over a rock drop into a shallow pool of water.


Optional: Back at the main path, turn left and continue a bit see the falls from above before returning.

All photos:

Walk to the south end of the lot
Cross to the other side of Rt 29
Trail kiosk
Casades near the road.
Head uphill on the path
Turn at the cut log to get closer
Kugler Falls
Looking back down the stream while at the falls.
Above the falls
Above the falls


Hiked: 4/19/19.