Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Highs and lows, mounting biking portion, unsuspected part where the trail leads to the little cliff and had to hope off the bike and push it and carry it a bit before the trail regained its width.

Super easy falls to get to. I had trouble finding the starting point to the trail but thanks to a previous review found it. It a beautiful waterfall with some cascades prior to it and below it.

Absolutely beautiful! So many different beautiful views until you get to the actual 360 view!

I love this trail. Great views. Some steep parts. Can get a little crowded on peak days. Highly recommend.

Great trail. Rocky at the start on the Appalachian (it is the AT in NJ after all). Ridge line is beautiful - great views all vantages. The Kaiser Trail on the return is not well marked - keep your eyes open. This portion of the trail is beautifully lined with wild rhododendrons (can't wait to come back in May) and is a wider softer path. Take the right at the Copper Mine Trail cross over .2M to the turn for the final leg of the trail back to parking. Lots of varied terrain, small streams, great rock formations.

Would rate a 5 for the hike but many views were of a highway. Still really enjoyable hike and not crowded like I thought it might be for a Sunday during a holiday week.

End of December 18... trails in good shape- enjoyed both Falls! Be sure to have hiking shoes

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful, peaceful hike even with the fallen trees. The moderate incline is worth the view and there is a bench to sit and enjoy it. Follow the spur to the falls, it's easy and beautiful. They did a good job clearing the path so we can access the trail. Wear your boots, especially after the rain we've been getting.

Love this hike!

Easy hike with good incline and a beautiful view. Small dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

Hamilton Ridge Trail is an old road that is still paved or moss covered in many areas. This makes it very easy to travel on and should be ok for most skill levels.

The trailhead and small parking area is located near Millbrook Village which is worth checking out and also has restrooms available.

By itself the Hamilton Ridge trail is kind of boring. If I were to return I would add the Pioneer Trail and turn it into a loop. Much more to see including historic sites along the Pioneer Trail and would not add much more mileage.

MUst wear boots real rocky and was a wet summer feed were wet a lot was a great 2 day hike

nice views , good incline. did counter clockwise ... I did both minsi and tammany back to back for " mind the gap"
.. pretty muddy/slushy

Always great views from Appalachian trail along the Kittatinny Mountain. You literally walk along the edge for a good part of this hike. Catfish fire tower has some great views, but the top was locked up. Rattle snake swamp trail was muddy and wet, some rock stepping is possible but can’t avoid it in a lot of places. Overall great day hike!

Go all the way up the Hill, pass the parking lot on your right, make a left where it says road Closure ahead. pass the house on your right and Trailhead will be on your left just before the bridge. I'd turn around and park by the 4 rocks that mark entrance facing the way you just came in(only about 3-4 parking spots available). Narrow flat descending trail, About .2 miles down it will open up and you'll see the beautiful waterfall on your right. we continued down the trail over a few logs but the trail changed into a hill ascend that might need both hands at which point we turned around since we had 2 pups with us. short easy spot if you have no time or for a fast pit stop to stretch legs like we did. no one was there but on our way up the was a nice older couple parking their car and we have them directions bc they started walking towards the bridge so we went to give them directions. and the gentleman turned around and said yeah I know, we just to cut school to hang out here lol and we all laughed. at least he was a really nice local!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a really enjoyable trail. You can certainly hear the road noise from the highway but I was able to tune that out. I would suggest going early (if you want to avoid people). On our way back down, the parking lot was very very full! We will be back!

Excellent. The Copper Mine was of particular interest.

trail running
3 months ago

nice trail with easy terrain and a beautiful view

Went on a misty, foggy day so didn’t get to see a lot of the views described, but this was a consistently nice 4 mile hike. Not a lot of elevation gain and not too rocky, so pretty easy overall. Would love to go back when it’s nicer for sure.

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained and relatively flat trail with a minor incline. Should be easy for most skill levels. Parking across the street from the trailhead. Trash, and bathroom facilities available.

Although the trail as shown here is very short, there are some connecting trails to add if desired. The proximity to Millbrook Village and other interesting sites in the area provide nice options for activities.

Special events are occasionally hosted at this location.

Beautiful even in rainy foggy weather!

Cloudy, foggy day so visibility / views were pretty limited so I can't really comment on that. The trail was well maintained and marked. I would rate this as moderate with one small section with a decent incline. We took the AT up and the fire road back down. Wasn't too busy but that was probably due to the slightly rainy weather. Not one of my top hikes but I'll come back and check it out when the weather is better.

Saw three bears on Thursday October 4th about a mile in. Two scattered and the mother grunted a few times, turned her head and walked off. I slowly backed up, turned around and went back to my car. I carry bear spray whenever I enter the woods and I highly recommend it to everyone else. I didn't have to use it but it was very happy that I had it during this encounter, just in case. I'll be back one day but I wont be hiking on trails with no cars in the parking lot any more.

This was a moderate trail, though it did get steep at a few points. The trail is pretty easy to follow and the optional waterfall detour is definitely worth it.

After you park on the left continue up the hill past the wooden rail on the left you'll see the trailhead. This trail is not that hard, but if you want to go down to the falls, which is worth it, you'll have some steep descents and climbs.

Great hike. Saw a bear!

Easy hike. it should not be included in hard hikes.

hiking
4 months ago

We started from the pond side and did the loop to hackers and then Raymondskill. It was not very crowded and it was early enough that we had hackers to ourselves for a little bit. The pond allows you to fish which was a nice activity to do after.

Trail is open now. Raymond and Hackers are not the same loop! Raymond is on one side and Hackers on the other of street. Overall there was plenty to see and falls are worth the hike. Raymonds loop is short and falls a worth a look. Hackers is longer and connects to other trails. Like most trails on the gap most areas can be very steep.

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