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
This page is under construction. Appalachian Trail site bulletin and map
Dunnfield Parking (AT/Sunfish Pond)
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.
Spur Trail In Walpack
Did You Know?
... 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...