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 shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...