The trail Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) extends along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. Of the 2,174 miles of trail, 28 miles are within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Whether hiking for a couple of hours, for the day, or for the entire length of the trail, the AT provides opportunities for majestic views, wildlife sightings, and hiking challenges.
Regulations for the AT within the Park
- Hikers should carry sufficient water for the entire hike. Water along the trail may not be suitable for consumption. All water should be chemically treated or boiled for 5 minutes.
- All human waste must be buried at least 6 inches deep and 100 feet or more from any stream, trail, unpaved road, or park facility.
- Carry out all trash.
- Cutting, defacing, or removing any natural feature is prohibited.
- Pets must be on a 6-foot leash at all times.
- Horseback riding, biking, and all types of motorized vehicles (except authorized vehicles) are prohibited on the trail within the recreation area.
Mileage along the AT within the Park
|Park Border (Totts Gap), PA||Mt. Minsi, PA||2.4||easy-moderate|
|Mt. Minsi, PA||Delaware Water Gap, PA||1.8||moderate|
|Delaware Water Gap, PA||Dunnfield Creek, NJ||1.7||easy-moderate|
|Dunnfield Creek, NJ||Holly Spring/Beulahland trails, NJ||1.6||moderate-difficult|
|Holly Spring/Beulahland trails, NJ||Douglas Trail, NJ||1.6||moderate-difficult|
|Douglas Trail, NJ||Garvey Springs Trail, NJ||1.5||moderate|
|Garvey Springs Trail, NJ||Kaiser Trail, NJ||2.3||moderate|
|Kaiser Trail, NJ||Camp Road (Mohican Outdoor Center), NJ||2.0||moderate|
|Camp Road (Mohican Outdoor Center), NJ||Rattlesnake Swamp Trail, NJ||1.5||moderate|
|Rattlesnake Swamp Trail (south), NJ||Rattlesnake Swamp Trail (north), NJ||1.5||easy-moderate|
|Rattlesnake Swamp Trail (north), NJ||County Road 602, NJ||1.4||easy-moderate|
|County Road 602, NJ||Blue Mountain Lake Road, NJ||3.6||moderate|
|Blue Mountain Lake Road, NJ||Crater Lake Trail, NJ||1.5||moderate|
|Crater Lake Trail, NJ||Crater Lake/Hemlock Pond Connector Trail, NJ||0.5||moderate-difficult|
|Crater Lake/Hemlock Pond Connector Trail, NJ||Buttermilk Falls Trail, NJ||0.9||easy-moderate|
|Buttermilk Falls Trail, NJ||Park Boundary, Blue Mountain, NJ||3.1||moderate|
Parking for the AT within the Park
- directions to Delaware Water Gap/Lake Lenape parking area
- directions to Dunnfield Creek Natural Area parking area
- directions to I-80 parking area
- directions to Mohican Outdoor Center/Camp Road parking area
- directions to Millbrook/Blairstown Road, eastbound parking area
- directions to Millbrook/Blairstown Road, westbound parking area
- directions to Blue Mountain Lakes Road parking area
Overnight along the AT within the Park
- Mohican Outdoor Center, cabins with bunk space and campsites
- Backcountry camping along the trail
- Worthington State Forest Campground, via spur trail
Trails that connect to the AT within the Park
- Red Dot Trail
- Blue Blaze Trail
- Dunnfield Creek Trail
- Beulahland Trail
- Holly Springs Trail
- Douglas Trail
- Garvey Springs Trail
- Kaiser Trail
- Coppermine Trail
- Rattlesnake Swamp Trail
- Crater Lake Trail
- Buttermilk Falls Trail
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