• 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.

Hike Our Trails

a trail in fall foliage

Autumn trail.

NPS Photo by Dan Mohr

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has more than 100 miles of hiking trails and roadways closed to traffic. Visitors of all ages and hiking abilities can explore our the nature an d histroy in the park.. (Driving directions via Google)

Trails at the Gap

Appalachian Trail | Backpacking the AT

Sunfish Pond/ Mt. Mohican (Raccoon Ridge)

Millbrook Area Trails

Walpack Area Trails

PEEC Trails
(Pocono Environmental Education Center)

Pennsylvania Waterfalls, Lakes & Streams

Cliff Park Area Trails

McDade Trail (also for biking and XC skiing)

Other Trails

Hiking Safety

Did You Know?

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...