Ringing Rocks County Park
Ringing Rocks County Park
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Lisa W
Bel Air, MD22 contributions
Just stopped by since it has good reviews and it was interesting for sure. We also checked out the waterfall and it is more impressive than we expected. The ringing rocks are unique and worth a visit - bring a hammer! But even if you don't have one, someone will probably be there banging on the rocks and you'll be able to hear the sounds.
Written March 9, 2020
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Aloha1212
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Family
I took my 4 year old nephew on a fun adventure to Ringing Rocks yesterday and we had a ball! I was a bit nervous that he was too young but he was a champ and we made it through the day with all smiles and no injuries. He loved hitting the "special rocks" but I think enjoyed climbing and hiking down to the waterfall. The hike to the waterfall was a bit slippery and could definitely be seen as dangerous to some but we had good sturdy shoes and took it very slow and had no problems. The water was flowing and it was cold enough for icicles, we both loved the adventure! We arrived before 10am and there was still plenty of parking but when leaving around noon, the lot had filled up. It was an off season and chilly day so I'd imagine the place being packed on a beautiful day. We loved how quiet and peaceful if was when we arrived so bext trip may plan to go even earlier.
Written April 4, 2021
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HikerDoc21208
Pikesville, MD161 contributions
We just happened to be staying quite nearby at the Bridgeton House on the Delaware towpath and river. Ringing Rocks is a wonderful easy wooded hike with the interesting avalanche of rocks (from where?) which have an iron-like chime when hit; great for kids. Farther down trail is a great shale step-off which was near dry with a trickle of a waterfall and fun in-stream walk. In another week or 2 with fallen leaves and autumn colors it will be fantastic! Enjoy!
Written October 8, 2020
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Meeganism
Cincinnati, OH260 contributions
This is the perfect place to bring kids of all ages. They will be amazed at this natural wonder because it is nothing like you have ever seen. Pine flies were an issue walking up to the field and once you got to the boulder field I would recommend having a walking stick to keep your balance and a hammer to pound on the rocks. We spent a total of 1/2 hour there. Then hiked the rest of the trail.
Written July 8, 2021
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Jon Osborn
Wilmington, DE8 contributions
We drove from 80 minutes away and it was well worth the drive. Our elementary aged kids loved both the ringing rocks and the waterfall. We arrived at 3 and the parking lot was quite crowded, but when we left 2 hours later it wasn't so bad.
Written May 1, 2021
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Dale T
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First of all, the park is an exceptionally interesting a and cool place. Very unusual. Hitting the rock with a hammer is fun for about 5 minutes, then you get tired of carrying the hammer around. The waterfall is impressive when the water is actually flowing.
However, the park is small and doesn't have much parking available. And it gets absolutely jam-packed on weekends. Cars parked in the middle of the street and hundreds of people crawling all over the place..not enjoyable at all. Try to get there during the week if you can. Otherwise its not worth the effort.
Written May 10, 2020
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Tara
Bridgeton, NJ6 contributions
Couples
It was a cool little spot to go visit. We went mid afternoon on a week day and the park was quiet and relatively empty.

We took hammers and had fun beating on the rocks for maybe a half an hour. We took the path down to the falls, which would have been beautiful had there been any water.

The path is rocky and could easily be a bit treacherous in wet conditions. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a hammer or two, and you should have a lovely time it I would not plan on spending more than an hour or two.
Written October 21, 2021
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NMYRLMTraveler
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Family
We visited on a Friday morning early! We got there at 0800, because we didn’t want any hassle parking, luckily we showed up then bc we got done at 0945 and the lot was full. That being said, it’s a quick walk to the boulder field and then you realize that you can a) Let your kids take the lead and realize that you should have worn hiking boots and not tennis shoes and even being a young parent, kids are faster than you and closer to the ground or B. Only bang the outer rocks and get back on the trail! I saw a couple of families do this. (Smart people)

I cannot imagine doing this again, tbh, it was fun we made it across the boulders and to the loop trail and then up to the waterfall. It was pretty dry but offered up the serene waterfall sounds were used to doing hikes. We didn’t do the hike down to the creek, it looked easy enough but my kids were happy to hike the loop and head home.

It was definitely fun, but also a one and done. The drive up is fine, not to graded or crazy drop offs. The road up is newly paved as well. The port a potties were open and ok. Overall, EASY hiking if you don’t include the boulders.
Written July 3, 2020
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EDLichtenstein
Wynnewood, PA323 contributions
What a unique place. If you have young kids be prepared for at least an hour of climbing around a boulder field banging on rocks with a hammer (don't forget to bring your own). Many boulders ring when you hit them, and climbing from rock to rock to found the different sounds entertained my boys (6 and 8) for quite a while. When you get tired, find a flat boulder and enjoy the snacks you brought along (you did bring snacks, right?). After you should follow the short trail down to the waterfall for more boulder hopping fun.
Get there early as the parking lot fills up. Better to go on a non-weekend if you can.
Written November 27, 2020
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Greg G
Medford, NJ3 contributions
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Take the longer hike up from Rt 32 (about 1 mile) and then hike the full loop (also about a mile). The rocks make the best sounds in the middle of the field. Remember to bring a small hammer with you.
Written May 5, 2021
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