• 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.

Horseback Ride

Young woman riding a horse in a field
Warming up for the trails at Conashaugh View.
NPS Photo by Michele Kuna
 

Conashaugh View Trail in Pennsylvania is open to horseback riding, and Upper Ridge Trail in New Jersey is open to both riding and horse-drawn carriages. There are no horse rental liveries at these trails; these trails are intended for those who have their own horses.

Riders should be aware that these trails are also open to hiking. Hikers should be alert to riders; hikers must yield to riders. If horses approach, hikers should step off the trail and stand quietly until they pass. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are NOT permitted on these trails.

Conashaugh View Trail in Pennsylvania Directions
This trail offers 9 miles of trail for hikers and for horseback riders with their own horses. Please protect the environment by riding and hiking only on the marked trails, and crossing streams only on the bridges.

Upper Ridge Trail in New Jersey Directions
Upper Ridge Trail winds approximately 5 miles through peaceful woods, open fields and past isolated ponds. For carriage access to this gated roadway, call the recreation area at (570) 426-2435 prior to arrival at the trail.

Did You Know?

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... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...