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.
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.
Directions to Dingmans Falls PA
As of Spring 2012, visitors must hike in to Dingmans Falls from the intersection of Johnny Bee Road and Route 209.
From north of the park
Connect to PA Route 209. Route 209 is PA Exit 53 off Interstate 84 near Matamoras PA; follow Rt. 209 south to Milford PA.
Follow the Route 209 detour through Milford onto Route 2001, turning left onto Route 739. At the traffic light at Route 739 and Route 209, turn south onto Route 209 for 1/10 mile to the intersection of Johnny Bee Road.
From directly northeast of the park (Lake Wallenpaupack PA)
Connect to Route 739 east (PA Exit 34 off Interstate 84 at Lords Valley PA) and follow Rt. 739 approximately 18 miles southeast to its intersection with Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry PA. Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 209 south for 1/10 tmile o the intersection of Johnny Bee Road.
You cannot reach Dingmans Falls via Johnny Bee Road from the west off SR2001. (Milford Road) This section of Johnny Bee Road is closed to vehicles.
From south of the park, New York City, New Jersey
Connect to PA Route 209. Route 209 is PA Exit 309 off Interstate 80 near East Stroudsburg PA; it will enter the park 12 miles north at Bushkill PA.
(Milepost 1) Continue 14 miles more on Route 209 north to milepost 14, just before the traffic light at Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry PA and the intersection of Johnny Bee Road.
From the New Jersey side of the park
Cross into Pennsylvania on the Route 206 (Milford-Montague) bridge (toll) and follow directions from the north of the park (above)
Cross into Pennsylvania on NJ Route 560 at the Dingmans Ferry Bridge. Turn right 1/10 mile to the intersection of Johnny Bee Road. OR
Cross into Pennsylvania on the Interstate 80 bridge and follow directions from the south of the park (above)
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...