dogs on leash
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.
Aliaksei C. on Mount Minsi Trail
It's moderate trail with great views on Delaware river and Mount Tammany. Climbing is not complicated due to moderate altitude difference.
Aliaksei C. on Mount Tammany - Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail
Mount Tammany - Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail has a lot of vivid scenes on Delaware river and Mt Minsi. I give it 5-stars. Also, I evaluated it as moderate-hard, especially at winter time, because at the first part of Red Dot Trail you need put a lot effort to constantly climb up. It's no so easy, especially at winter time, when snow and ice brings some obstacles. But all your effort will be fully rewarded by scenic views from the several places near summit. I recommend this trail as "must have" trail for each who is falling in love to hiking. Blue Dot Trail has no so many great pictures, because you are just going down :). There are some good creeks more closely to the end of trail. Also, parking lots become full very quickly, so try to arrive early.
Great workout, cute pond. Moderately trafficked with hikers and friendly dogs. Lots of rocks and several stream crossings. Went on an unseasonably warm day in February but even with snow/ melting ice the hike was enjoyable. Plenty of parking. Kid and dog friendly, but not a hike for beginners.
My fiancé and I completed this hike for the second time on Sunday 2/19/2017. I could not have thought of a more perfect way to take advantage of the unseasonably warm and gorgeous 60° weather! Our first trip was on a 95° day in May. No matter the temperature, be sure to bring copious amounts of water - my fiancé and I shared a little over a gallon of water. Be sure to eat a hearty breakfast before and pack snacks to replenish your energy along the way. While it's two hour drive from our home in Camden County it's well worth it. Take note - this is a heavily trafficked, popular trail. Both times we went the small parking lot was nearly filled! Best to get there early to snag a spot and beat the crowds. I only ever been during the weekend so am sure one would fare better during a week day. Tammany is a perfect opportunity to condition oneself for backpacking as I am trying to do. I carried a 20lb pack which made it noticeably more difficult than my first time on this trail without a pack, however it was a great workout and i familiarized myself with my pack and adjusted the fit. Both times we took the Red Dot up and the Blue Dot down as recommended (I see many people taking the Red Dot down which doesn't look like too much fun). Additionally, I would recommend hikers of Tammany invest in a good pair of waterproof hiking boots or trail sneakers. The snow was still thawing from last weeks storm and the Blue Dot trail was a bit muddy. I see so many people hiking in regular gym shoes which I am sure end up ruined. Not to mention it's easy to loose your footing or slip here and there especially if its wet/muddy. The views at the top of the Red Dot are awesome and Dunnfield creek at the bottom of the Blue Dot is a nice little rewarding treat at the end of this 3 mile hike (which took us about 3.5 hours to complete as we stopped and relaxed along the way).