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For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. Then the river cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river will run 200 miles more to Delaware Bay at Wilmington, Delaware, and then to the Atlantic Ocean.

It's best to have a good pair of hiking boots during the winter months for this rocky terrain with some steep inclines. This is especially true when the snow falls as it so happened on our hike. A slippery challenge at times.

trail running
10 days ago

Nice views, seems to be lightky trafficked in the winter.

The firetower is one of my favorite views in New Jersey. Lots of uphill and large rocks. I'd consider it an intermediate trail.

Overall great place for a hike. Off-season serenity. See photos.

This is a paved road good for biking. If you are looking for a hike take the AT which runs parallel to the road and has some really nice views. Park at Culvers Gap lot.

snowshoeing
15 days ago

Went snowshoeing last winter after a big snowfall. Beautiful views along the Delaware. Lots of foot traffic in the beginning but as you get deeper in on the trail it is clean and peaceful. We always stay next to (not in) the cross country skiing tracks. We also bike ride and paddle along this trail in the warmer weather!

Great hike!

backpacking
17 days ago

It was really great for the first section. Plenty of camp sites. After that everything became easy and camping was a bit more of a hassle. All in all an OK trail, but be prepared to find your own site on the second portion

i would say this hike is moderate to hard, but only due to the ice amd snow. awesome hike with great views.

Definitely a cool hike - some cool views. Definitely a moderate hike, not hard though- really depends on how much you push yourself. Bear sighting, that was surprising. My dog loved the hike too. Not very crowded which was good. Did get off track on the AT a few miles  - was distracted. 4 out of 5 stars. I gave it 5 out of 5 because I met up with an awesome person, who became my hiking partner for the day - beautiful views, beautiful company, beautiful day & and beautiful memories. November 18

I parked at Millbrook Village and took the Orchard trail to a hunting road. Missed the trail as shown on the map but took Old Mine Road then a deer path to a ravine down to the river. It was difficult for me because the trail was not marked or well maintained.

I found a rock wall and followed it along the river through heavy brush and fallen trees until I met back up with the orange trail.

This met up with another parking area and the yellow trail. Again after a while the blaze got difficult to follow but eventually made my way back to the village.

The yellow trail at Van Campens Glen was the highlight of this hike. I will return here but would not trek through the unmarked sections again unless there is serious trail maintenance done.

backpacking
19 days ago

Hiked this on 12-30-2016. Temperature 37 degrees F, sunny and overcast. About 1/2 inch of snow and ice which made it a little treacherous. With the exception of noise from route 80, it was a very enjoyable hike. I did not make it to the top, probably about 1/8 mile from the top but I was whooped and alone so didn't want to push too hard. Beautiful views and a very enjoyable hike. It will get your heart pumping and is definitely worth it once you get to the top. I would highly recommend this hike.

If you love to hike, I highly recommend you visit BushKill Falls. There are a few negatives, but the beauty of this place makes it worth it. It's a great hike! I really enjoyed it. It can be a little tough going back up. I have asthma, and had to stop three times so I wouldn't over do it. I expect it would be slightly easier for those who didn't suck at breathing though. You have to pay $14 I believe it was, and it can get pretty crowded. The crowds can be a little overwhelming at times, but the sights is all worth it in the end. All in all, if was a great hike and I would go back again sometime. There are plenty of activities there aside from hiking.

Had a great hike on Christmas Day

Started out early on Veteran's Day. Only 3 other cars in the lot when I headed out. I've hiked this loop several times over the years: nice mix of inclines, declines and flats. Of course the view up top is great, but being a holiday, lots of people up there. When I finished up a few hours later, lot was overfilled.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy, well maintained trail. Best to do it in the summer or fall, but you can do it in the winter and spring as well as long as you are willing to trek through snow and watch out for icy spots. Can get a little muddy in the spring, but nothing too bad. Has really excellent views and meets up with a ton of other trails along the way so you can easily make an all day hike out of it. It is dog friendly! It's beautiful, and since my parents live in the area I will definitely be hiking it again!

This is great trail with awesome inclines which gives it a little challenge. The colder months are quiet and peaceful as it's less populated, and the view is still just as gorgeous.

Solid trail. Good workout if you go with full gear. Well marked trail!