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Best trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 36 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 19 easy trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area ranging from 0.7 to 9.8 miles and from 374 to 1,614 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Park information
Acreage:
70000 acres
Contact
(570) 426-2452
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Top trails (36)
#1 - Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#2 - Hackers Falls and Cliff Trail Loop
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Hackers Falls and Cliff Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Milford, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily useShow more
#3 - Hornbecks Creek (Indian Ladders) Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(234)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
One of the hidden treasures of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is undoubtedly Hornbecks Creek Trail, known to some locals as Indian Ladders. Visitors will be delighted to discover an old rShow more
#4 - Raccoon Ridge via Appalachian, Kaiser, and Coppermine Trails Loop
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(196)
Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Raccoon Ridge via Appalachian, Kaiser, and Coppermine Trails Loop is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#5 - Coppermine, Appalachian, and Kaiser Trails Loop
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(173)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Coppermine, Appalachian, and Kaiser Trails Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usShow more
#6 - Cliff Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it are on private property and some areas are closed off for nesting peregrine falcons. Show more
#7 - Raymondskill Falls Loop Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(245)
Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 14 m
Raymondskill Falls Loop Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#8 - Appalachian Trail: Lake Lenape to Totts Gap via Mount Minsi
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(99)
Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
The Delaware Water Gap is the spot on the PA/NJ border were the mighty Delaware river turns sharply East in its course and cuts through the Appalachian Mountains. There are a couple of nice spots justShow more
#9 - Slateford Creek Falls (Lower Waterfalls)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that the trail is not marked well. It is also very slippery. Show more
#10 - Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(87)
Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
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