• 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.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.


Trail biking (dirt/gravel) on McDade Trail, PA
Cyclists with mountain and hybrid bikes can enjoy McDade Recreational Trail (MRT), which runs for 32 miles on the Pennsylvania side of the park through farm fields, forest stands, and old roadways. More about McDade Trail

Road biking on Old Mine Road, NJ
Low traffic and slow speed limits make for a pleasant ride on Old Mine Road, a scenic ride along a historic wooded highway. More about biking Old Mine Road

Road biking on Route 209 in Pennsylvania is not recommended due to heavy traffic and a higher speed limits. Road biking on River Road is strongly discouraged due to sharp, steep turns, blind curves, and the lack of shoulders.


Bike Rentals/Tours
Edge of the Woods Outdoor Outfitters, Delaware Water Gap PA
Shawnee Inn (Shawnee River Trips) Minisink Hills PA (also rents canoes)


Bike Safety

  • Wear a Helmet. Every person at every age should wear a bicycle helment.
  • Adjust the Bicycle to Fit. Stand over the bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between the rider and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if using a mountain bike. The seat should be level front to back, and the height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be level with the seat.
  • Check Your Equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that the brakes work.
  • See and Be Seen. Make yourself visible to others. Wear neon/fluorescent vest when riding to be most easily seen. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn't mean the driver can see you.
  • Control the Bicycle. Ride with two hands on the handlebars, except when signaling a turn. Place snacks and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.
  • Watch for and Avoid Hazards. Look for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves, and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with others and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you

Did You Know?

A ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...