nature trips





trail running

kid friendly

wild flowers


dogs on leash


dog friendly





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.

Beautiful view of the Delaware water gap at the top. We usually take the easy trail up and harder trail down (it’s steeper). It was challenging for our 15 lb dog but not for our 50 lb dog. You will see many hikers thru-out the trail and especially at the top. It can seem crowded sometimes. The parking lot has a porter potty. There is also a visitor center that’s a 2 min drive away from the parking lot, which has better facilities outdoors.

Relatively easy trail as long as you wear boots. Expect it to take around 3 hours depending on your pace. We weren't in a hurry.

Fantastic views of the Delaware River on the red dot trail and lovely forest and Creek views from the blue trail. Heavy traffic, at least on a Saturday. Arrive early to find adequate parking

A great hike up the mountain, took the Appalachian trail up and came down the Fire Trail. I should have paused my recording at the lookout point at Vista...I showed I dropped to NJ. :/ Views were great...Trail was a great shape and marked.

One of my all time favorite trails. Red dot trail is steep going up, and the view is excellent. Have taken the trail many times. Encountered a mama bear and two cubs only once.