• 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 »

Appalachian Trail/Sunfish Pond/Mt. Mohican

A forested river valley seen from a mountain top
The view up the Delaware River from Mt. Mohican (Raccoon Ridge) on the Appalachian Trail.

This page is under construction. Appalachian Trail site bulletin and map

Dunnfield Parking (AT/Sunfish Pond)
GPS 40.971977 -75.125812

From Dunnfield Creek parking area (Worthington State Forest) to Sunfish Pond via the Appalachian Trail is about 3.7 miles. Several spur trails from Old Mine Road also reach the Appalachian Trail just north or south of Sunfish Pond. For a map, see the park's bulletin on Hiking the Gap. (pdf file)

Through-hikers (see mileage below) will not go to the top of Mt. Tammany, but climb straight up Kittatinny Ridge to Sunfish Pond and then beyond; in all they will pass through about 22 miles of the park in New Jersey.

Backpacking is permitted according to regulations. The park's bulletin on the Appalachian Trail (pdf file) has maps, backpacking regulations, and additional information.

More about the AT and its path through the park
Mileage along the AT in New Jersey
Sunfish Pond National Natural Landmark

Spur Trail In Walpack
Buttermilk Falls Spur Trail

Backpacking the AT

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...