Parking for trails to Mt. Tammany,Mt. Minsi, Raymondskill Falls, Dingmans Falls, Hackers Falls, and Buttermilk Falls are usually full by 9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. Avoid crowded trailheads by hiking early, on weekdays, or choosing a less popular trail. Call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452 for assistance planning your hike or check the park’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS) on summer weekends for real time updates.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation encompasses more than 70,000 acres and has over 150 miles of trails. When planning a hike, always check the weather and plan to hike early or on a weekdays during the summer months.
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 and follow rolling streams to beautiful falls and cascades. Autumn hikers have crisp air to sharpen the senses and a varied palette of fall colors to enjoy.
** 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).