Explore the most popular camping trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a beautiful hike. Beware, the trail is not prepped for the season. Meaning, there are a lot of lot hanging branches and logs to jump over. Since it had just rained, there were several places that were too soft for trail shoes. Hiking boots are recommended. All told, it's long, moderate and gorgeous.

First time on this trail...1st 1.25 miles nice challenging climb. Several days if rain so trail had several inches of run off coming down the trail. Slippery rocks challenging. Views of valley misty.

A great hike through varied terrain. Outstanding for this area

Easily one of the most beautiful views in the entire state of New Jersey. A must hike for any outdoor explorer. A very popular trail that was manageable for hikers of any experience level.

Love this hike, usually pretty busy tho so at some times it’s not to peaceful , usually younger kids playing music out loud instead of enjoying the sound of nature! Still a good hike tho , go from red to blue for sure !

A true gem! Managed to get there this morning from south Jersey and took the red-blue pathway as described. My girlfriend and I conquered this in about two hours. Let me be clear- definitely go Red-blue as I could not imagine walking down the red blazed trail after the summit.

Trail has a bit of everything. I too made a slight change by taking Holly Springs to link up with Dunnfield Creek sooner and enjoyed a slow descent to the RedDot trail. Day was 85F so waterfall was a nice refresher. Started Friday so no crowds climbing MtTammany but that’s a lot of gain with a full pack (be prepared to work). Fire road was an easy walk to the Turquoise trail and took me right to Sunfish Pond for my camp, total solitude. Next day was an easy 4mile descent on the AT back to parking lot. Loved it.

Great trail and an awesome view.

Best views hike in NJ, problem is it's probably the busiest hike in NJ also. Definitely on the moderate side only because of elevation, distance is easy. Great trail to snow shoe though as it's completely quiet during the winter!

The pond is very nice, there is a very large camping area with nice views, lots of fire rings in the camping section though fires are not allowed according to signage, i recommend you stick to the AT around the pond (white blazed) instead of taking the bypass trail so you dont miss the rock art, only down side is it seems to get very busy during the weekend, oh and make sure you stop at Llama ice cream after your hike, youll thank me later!

Good marked trail...did Coppermine-AT-Keiser Trail back to Copper.
steep climbs in spots and rocky..definitely a good hike/workout. Nice stream on the train for water if needed.

Not overly impressed with this trail. I think there’s way more hype over this trail than it deserves. Maybe I’m just used to hiking the Adirondack and not mountains off the freeway. There were a couple lookouts on the way up but they were very crowded and couldn’t really enjoy it. There was no view at the top at all as far as I could see. The hike down to the stream and waterfall was nice

ASCENT: steep but short, about a mile and a half. Very rocky. Leave your trekking poles in the car and wear hiking boots with ankle support

SUMMIT: Surrounded by trees but not dense so you can see surrounding land but it was still kind of hard to get a good view

One of my all-time favorite trails! The gain is around 1000 feet / mile which makes for some great leg burn along the way. The payoff is well worth the scrambling and effort, and the descent through Dunnfield Creek features super crisp air and pleasant waterfalls. The descent reminds me of Stokes State Forest (to the northeast of Tammany), where you'll see massive hemlocks, cedars, and general old growth forest!

1 month ago

Awesome views of Pennsylvania from the NJ side of the water gap. The trail can be rough in some places. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.

We went on this hike with a toddler and a 4 month old. It was beautiful but pretty strenuous with an extra 30 lbs strapped to your back. I would say it is big kid friendly but not toddler friendly. He was very tired on the assent and walked very little on his own. The summit was spacious and he was able to run around while we all ate lunch. Beautiful views but little tree cover this time of year and a lot of downed trees. Parking is atrocious here. If you come after 830 be prepared to be creative on where you put your car. My little lump was asleep the entire time.

Had an absolutely wonderful time hiking this trail today. Every time we came upon another group hiking they were very polite and friendly. The views are absolutely worth the sweat. Can’t wait to come back an enjoy the views again.

awesome trail with decent elevation, very surprised to find it

I’ve seen people actually fall on this hike nonetheless watch your footing & wear some good hiking shoes. The red trail is a decent incline with an awesome view from the top. Come down on the blue trail for some beautiful water sounds.

This was a great trail! I was looking for something consistently uphill as a challenge but am not quite ready for something as substantial as a short, steep climb. The milage to the top was spread out enough that it felt like a workout without making me weary of my abilities. A rocky portion towards the top was a little annoying but I wouldn't call it difficult. The trail was very easy to follow and wide enough for the pup and my friend and I to walk side by side most of the time. It took us a little under 4 hours. I am eager to return when the trees and whatnot are not bare. I also feel like going around sunfish pond would have been a good addition to the trail. Overall a great hike with good views, and a consistent challenge without being overwhelming.

Nice hike. Enough incline to get the blood flowing, great views for the area. Easily accessible and nice diversity between red and blue trails. It took us about 3 hours with some nice rests at the summit.

Great hike, a bit strenuous at times headed up the red trail, but the view from the top is worth it! It was a little crowded at the top the day I hiked it. We descended down the blue trail which is less steep than the red. There is a nice waterfall before you reach the parking lot

Busy trail, very ROCKY!!! Great views and photos. Well marked trails. Wear the right clothing/footwear. You are mostly walking on large rocks. We went up red and down blue. The waterfall at the bottom was amazing after it rained the night before.

I would not rate this trail as hard but moderate. It was a bit rocky in some spots especially near the top but a good uphill climb. The pond was really beautiful and peaceful and worth the uphill trek. Views from the campsites on the left before you get to the pond we’re beautiful as well. The waterfalls at the beginning and the end were also nice to see and hear.

Loved the variety of this hike. The ascent was steep and rocky. It was pretty icy towards the top. The rocky overlook was so gorgeous. Going down was such a treat! After getting past the snowy part the trail clears and your deep in the forest which leads to a creek with a modest waterfall. Many downed trees over the creek. Very pleased with this hike! The dog loved it.

Hiked this last week, up red dot and down blue dot. Very icy at points, needed our crampons at those spots. Cold but clear, few people on trail, absolutely beautiful!

Great trail. I’ve done it three times since March has started. If you want more of a challenge take the trail counter clockwise starting with the blue dot trail and taking the red dot down. Much steeper inclines going up so it’s a nicer workout plus you get to see all the falls first and the hike down is much quicker after you summit

Favorite NJ hike. Red dot has some rock scrambling towards the top and blue dot is very rocky to descend. Would recommend hiking boots not sneakers. Really fun hike

Rocky, steep in sections, but the view is worth the climb!

very wet this time of year be prepared to walk in 4-6 inches of water for a few miles . Feb 26. views do not disappoint. beautiful little series of falls at the bottom.

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