The start of the Red Dot Trail is a set of wooden steps without any railings, that look well-worn, and rise sharply as thick foliage surrounds both sides of the stairs.
The Red Dot Trail's stairs are the beginning of a physically challenging trail. Please come prepared with necessities like hiking boots, extra water, and sunscreen.

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A Trail For Every Sole

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 adventure 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 outdoors.

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.

Important Parking Information

Parking lots for the 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.

Avoid crowded trailheads by hiking early on weekends, enjoying the quieter weekdays, or choosing a less traveled trail, such as Conashaugh Trail System in Pennsylvania, or Coventry Pond Trail in New Jersey.


Park Trails

Planning a hike? Use the table below to sort the park trails by different catagories. To access the trail pages and learn more about the area, click the trail names below!
Park Trails Sortable

Last updated: October 6, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill, PA 18324


570 426-2452

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