• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Hiking

Hikers enjoy the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area during all months of the year; every season offers a special reward. During winter, the absence of deciduous leaves opens new vistas along trails and reveals stone walls, foundations, and other reminders of past residents. Spring provides a weekly parade of wildflowers and flowering trees. In summer, hikers can seek out cool retreats among the hemlock forests follow rolling streams to beautify falls and cascades. Autumn hikers have crisp air to sharpen the senses and a varied palette of fall colors to enjoy.

 
Trails: Northern Section of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating Highlights
Buchanan 1.1 easy-moderate forest
Childs Park 1.4 easy-moderate waterfalls, history
Cliff 2.8 moderate forest, scenic vista
Conashaugh View 8.7 moderate-difficult forest
Dingmans Creek 0.4 easy waterfalls, forest
Hackers 1.4 moderate waterfall, forest
Hornbecks Creek 1.9 easy-difficult waterfalls, forest
McDade Recreation 31.0 easy-difficult forest, field, river
Milford Knob 1.3 moderate-difficult forest, scenic vista
Pond Loop 0.7 easy forest, pond
Quarry Path 0.5 moderate-difficult forest
Raymondskill Creek 0.3 moderate-difficult waterfall, forest
Upper Ridge Road 2.5 easy-moderate forest
 
Trails: Middle Section of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating Highlights
Appalachian 28.0 easy-difficult forest, scenic vista
Blue Mtn Lake 5.9 easy-moderate forest, lake
Buttermilk Falls 1.4 difficult waterfall, forest
Coppermine 2.0 moderate-difficult forest, history
Coventry Pond 0.9 easy-moderate forest, lake
Crater Lake 1.6 easy-moderate forest, lake
Donkeys Corner 1.8 moderate-difficult forest, stream
Fossil 1.3 moderate forest, fossils
Hamilton Ridge 2.8 easy-moderate forest
Hemlock Pond 1.0 easy forest, pond
Hidden Lake 1.9 easy forest, lake
Kaiser 2.0 moderate-difficult forest
McDade Recreation 31.0 easy-difficult forest, field, river
Military Road 1.1 moderate forest, history
Orchard 0.5 moderate forest
Pioneer 2.5 easy-moderate forest
Railway Avenue 0.4 easy forest, history
Rattlesnake Swamp 2.6 easy-moderate forest, wetland
Ridgeline 4.5 moderate forest
Scenic Gorge 2.0 moderate forest
Toms Creek 0.8 easy forest, stream
Tumbling Waters 2.8 moderate-difficult waterfall, forest
Two Ponds 1.5 easy forest, lake
Van Campen Glen 1.5 moderate waterfall, forest
Walpack Ridge 3.0 moderate forest
 
Trails: Southern Section of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating Highlights
Appalachian 28.0 easy-difficult forest, scenic vista
Arrow Island 0.9 moderate forest
Beulahland 1.3 moderate forest
Blue Blaze 1.7 difficult forest, scenic vista
Douglas 1.6 difficult forest
Dunnfield Creek 3.5 moderate forest, stream
Garvey Springs 1.2 difficult forest
Holly Springs 0.4 moderate forest
McDade Recreation 31.0 easy-difficult forest, field, river
Red Dot 1.2 difficult forest, scenic vista
Rockcores 2.7 moderate forest
Slateford Loop 2.5 easy-moderate forest, history
Turquoise 1.1 easy-moderate forest
 
Long Distance Hiking Trails
Appalachian National Scenic Trail (28 miles in the park)
McDade Recreational Trail (31 miles)


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