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    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.

Pocono Environmental Education Center PEEC

A waterfall in a forest
Tumbling Waters Trail at Pocono Environmental Education Center
 

Fossil Trail | Directions
Length: 1.25 miles, one-way
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Blaze: Blue
Elevation change: 237 feet
Trailhead location: Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) parking lot
Brochure: PEEC trails bulletin
Description: The trail is blazed blue and begins 20 yards up the campus road from the main building, across from group lodges A & B. The trail takes you past a vernal pool (seasonal wetland) important for breeding amphibians, and eventually descends into a beautiful mature hardwood ravine. After crossing a small stream, the trail begins to climb back up the other side of ravine. You will note a large sign depicting marine organisms found in this area hundreds of millions of years ago. These organisms can be found as fossils in the rock ledges to the right of the sign. Please leave your fossils for others to admire. The trail ends at PEEC's amphitheater site; follow PEEC's campus road back to the main building. Trail guides are available for a small donation at PEEC's nature center.
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Scenic Gorge Trail | Directions
Length: 2.0 miles, loop
Difficulty: Moderate
Blaze: Red
Elevation change: 64 feet
Trailhead location: Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) parking lot
Brochure: PEEC trails bulletin
Description: This trail begins at the forest edge off of the main parking lot, behind Cabin #1. The trail has a few steep sections, but is well worth the effort as it brings you into a deep, majestic hemlock forest following Spackmans' Creek. It is an exciting contrast walking from an open hardwood forest ecosystem into the dark, cool hemlock canopy. The trail ends along with Sunrise trail behind Cabin #20 and you can follow PEEC's campus road back to the main building. Trail guides are available for a small donation at PEEC's nature center.
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Ridgeline Trail | Directions
Length: 4.5 miles, loop
Difficulty: Moderate
Blaze: Yellow
Elevation change: 220 feet
Trailhead location: Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) parking lot
Brochure: PEEC trails bulletin
Description: This trail begins at the forest edge off of the front parking lot behind Cabin #1. The trail wanders through expansive oak-hickory forests, shady hemlock ravines and around numerous vernal wetlands. The terrain is hilly, and in one section crosses over a rock ledge. This trail begins and ends along with the red blazed Scenic Gorge trail behind Cabin #20. Follow PEEC's campus road back to the main building. Trail guides are available for a small donation inside PEEC's nature center.
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Tumbling Waters Trail | Directions
Length: 3.0 mile, loop
Difficulty: Moderate - difficult
Blaze: Orange
Elevation change: 254 feet
Trailhead location: Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) parking lot
Brochure: PEEC trails bulletin
Description: This trail begins 20 yards up the campus road from the main building, across from group lodges A & B. At the end of the first mile, hikers are rewarded with a beautiful overlook of the Delaware Valley and Kittatinny Mountains in New Jersey at Hermits Hill. At 1.5 miles, take a series of switchbacks down to the waterfalls. You must climb back up the switchbacks before continuing on the main trail, which quickly ascends Killer Hill. You will pass through 3 forest types; a hemlock forest, a mixed oak forest, and a pine plantation before arriving on the shore of Pickerel Pond. Trail guides are available for a small donation at PEEC's nature center.
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Two Ponds Trail | Directions
Length: 1.5 miles, loop
Difficulty: Easy
Blaze: White
Elevation change: 87 feet
Trailhead location: Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) parking lot
Brochure: PEEC trails bulletin
Description: This 1.5 mile loop takes hikers through towering pine plantations and allows a view of two scenic pond environments. Keep your eye out for various wildlife and bird life along this trail. This trail begins by the front pond bird blind on the other side of Emery Road across from the main building parking lot. The trail ends by the dining hall near the main building parking lot. Trail guides are available for a small donation at PEEC's nature center.
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A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...