• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.

AT Mileage in Pennsylvania

Through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) will hike through about 5 miles of the park in Pennsylvania. (See mileage below)

Backpacking is permitted according to regulations. Please link to the park bulletins at the right (pdf file) for maps and additional information and for backpacking regulations.

Mileage in Pennsylvania along the AT within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

PA 0.0 Enter the national recreation area at Totts Gap PA
PA 2.1
Top of Mt. Minsi (1,463 ft.)
PA 2.4 View north and east to Mt. Tammany NJ (1,527 ft.)
PA 4.2 Lake Lenape
PA 4.4 Lake Lenape/Mt.Minsi parking
GPS 40.979754 -75.142189
PA 4.8
Village of Delaware Water Gap PA
NJ 0.0 PA end of Interstate 80 bridge

End of Pennsylvania mileage.

Mileage along the AT in New Jersey


Peregrine Falcons
The cliff face of Mt. Minsi PA from Arrow Island to Point of Gap Overlooks may close in spring until early August due to the nesting of peregrine falcons. The Appalachian Trail remains open during this time, but spur trails on Mt. Minsi will be closed. Birdwatching


Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...