The 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 Appalachian Trail 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.