Hiking

Hikers enjoy the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area during all months of the year; every season offers a special reward. During winter, the absence of deciduous leaves opens new vistas along trails and reveals stone walls, foundations, and other reminders of past residents. Spring provides a weekly parade of wildflowers and flowering trees. In summer, hikers can seek out cool retreats among the hemlock forests follow rolling streams to beautify falls and cascades. Autumn hikers have crisp air to sharpen the senses and a varied palette of fall colors to enjoy.

 
Trails: Northern Part of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating* Highlights
Buchanan 1.1 E-M forest
Childs Park 1.4 E-M forest, waterfalls, history
Cliff 2.8 M forest, scenic vista
Conashaugh View 8.7 M-D forest
Dingmans Creek 0.4 E forest, waterfalls
Hackers 1.4 M forest, waterfall
Hornbecks Creek 1.9 E-D forest, waterfalls
McDade Recreation 31.0 E-D forest, fields, river
Milford Knob 1.3 M-D forest, scenic vista
Pond Loop 0.7 E forest, pond
Quarry Path 0.5 M-D forest
Raymondskill Creek 0.3 M-D forest, waterfall
Upper Ridge Road 2.5 E-M forest
* E = easy
M = moderate
D = difficult
 
Trails: Middle Part of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating* Highlights
Appalachian 28.0 E-M-D forest, scenic vista
Blue Mountain Lake 5.9 E-M forest, lake
Buttermilk Falls 1.4 D forest, waterfall
Coppermine 2.0 M-D forest, history
Coventry Pond 0.9 E-M forest, pond
Crater Lake 1.6 E-M forest, lake
Donkeys Corner 1.8 M-D forest, stream
Fossil 1.3 M forest, fossil
Hamilton Ridge 2.8 E-M forest
Hemlock Pond 1.0 E forest, pond
Hidden Lake 1.9 E forest, lake
Kaiser 2.0 M-D forest
McDade Recreation 31.0 E-M-D forest, fields, river
Military Road 1.1 M forest, history
Orchard 0.5 M-D forest
Pioneer 2.5 E-M forest
Railway Avenue 0.4 E forest, history
Rattlesnake Swamp 2.6 E-M forest, wetland
Ridgeline 4.5 M forest
Scenic Gorge 2.0 M forest
Toms Creek 0.8 E forest, stream
Tumbling Waters 2.8 M-D forest, waterfall
Two Ponds 1.5 E forest, pond
Van Campen Glen 1.5 M forest, waterfall
Walpack Ridge 3.0 M forest, pond
* E = easy
M = moderate
D = difficult
 
Trails: Southern Part of the Park
Trail Name Miles Rating* Highlights
Appalachian 28.0 E-M-D forest, scenic vista
Arrow Island 0.9 M forest
Beulahland° 1.3 M forest
Blue Blaze° 1.7 D forest, scenic vista
Douglas° 1.6 D forest
Dunnfield Creek° 3.5 M forest, stream
Garvey Springs° 1.2 D forest
Holly Springs° 0.4 M forest
McDade Recreation 31.0 E-M-D forest, field, river
Red Dot° 1.2 D forest, scenic vista
Rockcores° 2.7 M forest
Slateford Loop 2.5 E-M forest, history
Turquoise° 1.1 E-M forest, scenic vista
° = Trail located in Worthington State Forest
* E = easy
M = moderate
D = difficult
 

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1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452

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