Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has over one hundred miles of trail for you to discover. Many opportunities exist for visitors of all ages and abilities to explore our wondrous natural and cultural features.
When planning for a hike, keep in mind the following:
Stay on the trail, to minimize your impact on the park's resources, and to reduce the likelihood of personal injury.
Camping regulations and prohibitions in the park are strictly enforced. Plan ahead before you camp, to avoid getting a ticket.
Spotting wildlife in the park is part of the thrill and attraction to hiking, but be prepared for encounters with potentially dangerous animal life, such as bears or snakes.
Did You Know?
... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...