Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers over 150 miles of trails of various difficulty levels. From wheelchair accessible trails, like Dingmans Falls boardwalk trail, to strenuous hikes, like the Mount Tammany Red Dot Trail, there is a perfect trail for everyone.
When getting ready for a woodsy adventure, remember hiking safety protocols. Visitors should wear sturdy footwear with soles made for hiking, bring water for all hikers and pets, and leave no trace when recreating in the park.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation encompasses more than 70,000 acres with varying weather patterns. When planning a hike, always check the local weather before and during your visit.
Please Read: Important Parking Information
Parking lots for our most popular trails like Mt. Tammany, Mt. Minsi, Raymondskill Falls, Dingmans Falls, Hackers Falls in Pennsylvania, and Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey, are usually full by 9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays, during the spring to fall seasons.
If you have any questions or want more infomation, call our park headquarters at (570) 426-2452. You can also check our Facebook page on summer weekends for real time updates.
Hiker Shuttle Information
Many of our most popular trails become overwhelmed with visitors on weekends and holidays. These high visitation days lead to extremely limited parking. To ensure all of our visitors have a chance to experience these popular sites, we have two hiker shuttles running from auxillary parking areas to the trailheads.
For visitors attempting to hike either mountain in the Delaware Water Gap, we have the hiker shuttle that leaves from the Delaware Water Gap Park and Ride. Guests can park in the Park and Ride or Pennsylvania Welcome Center lots, and ride the shuttle to the Mount Minsi and Mount Tammany trailheads.
New in 2022!
New year, new shuttle! The hiker shuttle to Raymondskill Falls runs weekends and holiday Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visitors can park at the North Contact Station/ Milford Knob Trailhead parking area and be shuttled to Raymondskill Falls.
Hikers enjoy the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area during all months of the year. During winter, the snow-covered trails and bare deciduous trees create a calm and peaceful environment. Spring provides a chorus of buzzing pollinators flying between wildflowers and flowering trees. In summer, families can cool off and picnic at one of our three beaches, and hikers can wander through shaded forests. Autumn hikers experience cooler air and fiery mountain sides as the leaves turn to bright harvest colors. Every season offers a change of scenery and a new experience.
** Note: The section of the McDade Trail between the Pittman Orchard and Conashaugh trailheads is closed annually between February and July for important resource protection (Nesting Eagles and Raptors).