Explore the most popular Forest 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.

Nice moderate trail, parking is limited, the trail is along highways and parts of it could be rocky and there is three points with good views. Saw a couple of snakes on the trail, and moderate amount of mosquitoes.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail! Turned it into a loop!

rocky, pretty much ends just past radio tower with real nice overlook to left unless u want to continue on Appalachian trail.

muddy today but great hike

Hiked this trail yesterday. up the AT back the alternate route. this was a great hike and will do again.

Did a variation and came down Tots Gap Road.

amazing views. birds, chipmunk, millipedes.

Great ~3 mile loop trail - completed it in about 1.5 hours. It is worth doing the short off-shoot to see the waterfall. When we went there were still a few trees down around the falls, but still beautiful. Well marked. Few lookouts, benches, and an old stone fireplace randomly in the middle.

scenic driving
bugs
10 days ago

One hell of a scenic drive. Nothing but trees and then expansive views. Definitely worth the trip

Highly recommend this trail especially if you have a dog. Went on 5/7 during the day and only saw people in the parking lot but not on the trail. Took my 12 year old doggo who loved to take in a dip in every body of water we found plus it was easy enough for him to complete. Saw some bear tracks and other animal droppings near the lake, lots of frogs, and the birds brought the place alive. Very well maintained and marked. Perfect for a trail run as well!

hiking
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

the path that runs parallel to the river has a great view

hiking
muddy
scramble
21 days ago

A little rocky, but nice length, a good workout and an incredible view from Large Pile of Rocks at the midpoint. Trail was in good condition and generally easy to follow.

Awesome trail, very rocky so bring good boots and some walking sticks.

Great view, I did the whole loop, trail well marked. Not hard at all, pretty easy for beginners.I love it

Really nice moderate trail. This trail offers everything. Ponds, river, waterfall, views, trails through forest and all nicely marked.

beautiful trail, marked very well and easy to navigate. Amazing view at the waterfall, steep climb after waterfalls but besides that very moderate hike. clean park and very informative with maps.

Nice leisurely trail. Take the Appalachian Trail (white markers) up and back for optimal views and terrain.

Nice loop. Has it all... streams, ponds, well-marked, lovely ecosystems enriched by interesting factoids with the trail guide. Spring rains made the falls all the more beautiful!

hiking
muddy
rocky
27 days ago

It was a beautiful trail and moderate!

Overall very nice hike!! Continued on the blue (kaiser) trail... instead of the connector. The “blue” trail on this map was different then in the actual park - as you can see from my recording. Walked back on the road to the parking lot. Beautiful viewpoint at the top about 4 miles in (:

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and not too heavily trafficked

hiking loved it!!

Very nice lakes to hike around. To get to the 3rd lake, Crater Lake, the Orange Trail gets very tight steep and rocky in some parts. Decided to hike to backside of the 2nd lake, Hemlock Pond, definitely saw multiple bear droppings and a raccoon remains on the backside of Helmock Pond. This is bear country, be bear aware! But over all the trail is open and well defined. Some little "bunny hills" but not too bad. Bring bug spray, lots of gnats. The dog did the 7 mile loop with us!

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