• 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.

Millbrook Village Area Trails

A resrvoir in the distance seen from on top of a mountain
Lower Yard's Creek Reservoir on the east side of Kittatinny Ridge seen from Catfish Fire Tower/Ratttlesnake Swamp Trail

Rattlesnake Swamp Trail | Directions
Length: 2.25 miles, one-way
Blaze: Orange
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Elevation change: 200 feet
Trailhead location: Route 602, due east from Millbrook Village, has two parking areas for visitor access to the Appalachian Trail and Rattlesnake Swamp Trail; trails may also be accessed from Mohican Outdoor Center
Brochure: NJ/PA Hikes Bulletin is available at any visitor center.
Description: This fairly easy climb up the Catfish Fire Tower Road is best enjoyed as a loop with the Appalachian Trail. From Rt. 602 follow the fire road until it reaches the Appalachian Trail atop the ridge to enjoy the continuous and spectacular overlooks of the pastoral landscape below. Descending an short, steep orange-blazed connector from an outcrop on the AT, stop off at Mohican Outdoor Center for a view of Catfish Pond, then retrace your steps a bit up the connector to the first left (going north) to return to Rt. 602 via Rattlesnake Swamp. Despite the name, you are not any more likely to encounter a rattlesnake here than elsewhere along the Kittatinny Ridge.
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Coventry Pond Trail | Directions
Length: 0.9 mile, one-way
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation change: 140 feet
Trailhead location: From Millbrook Village, begin at the pipe gate situated on 602 just past the Grist Mill (park in Millbrook Village lot)
Description: This gentle trail will guide visitors through a hemlock ravine to a beaver pond.
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Orchard Trail | Directions
Length: <0.8 mile, one-way
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation change: 200 feet
Trailhead location: From Millbrook Village, opposite parking area.
Description: An easy walk through the woods.
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Donkey Hollow Trail | Directions
Length: 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation change: 380 feet
Trailhead location: Millbrook Village
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Pioneer Trail | Directions
Length: 2.5 mile, one-way
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation change: 454 foot
Trailhead location: Off of the Hamilton Ridge Trail
Description: This old woods road starts at the northeast terminus on the Hamilton Ridge Trail. It gradually drops down into mature hardwood forests and follows along a slight ridge along a small ravine. The trail finally passes along old overgrown fields and stone fence rows reaching a bluff about 100 feet above the river. The trail then winds its way back past an old farmstead before returning back to the Hamilton Ridge Trail.
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Hamilton Ridge Trail | Directions
Length: 2.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation change: 523 feet
Trailhead location: Gated roadway ½ mile north of Millbrook Village on the southbound lane
Description: The north end of the Hamilton Ridge Trail is at Old Mine Road ½ mile north of Millbrook Village and parallels Old Mine Road 2 miles southward. The northern mile is flat with some old paving; the southern mile is dirt and descends 450 feet to a "T" intersection with Lower Hamilton Trail. Turn left 3/10 mile to Old Mine Road near Van Campens Glen.
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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...