Looking for a great trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area ranging from 0.7 to 22.1 miles and from 360 to 1,627 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

Super icy when we went, but well-conditioned trail beneath that. Bring shoe spikes would have been helpful. Nice view from the top, but a bummer to have I-80 running right through the middle of it.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike! Nice views in February- though be sure to have spikes in your shoes - can be treacherous- without the!

hiking
muddy
snow
6 days ago

Great hike. Fair amount of road noise was the only downside. Otherwise great hike, nice views and the downhill side of the loop was easy.

hiking
snow
7 days ago

I really liked this trail. Physically under the conditions of the ice and snow it was very hard. I think if you do this trail clockwise it would be much easier. I did it CCW and it's a lot of steep uphill that would have been downhill...lol. Anyhow you are rewarded with some beautiful views and waterfalls. My dogs loved the hike as well. Now I know why I kept passing hikers going the opposite way...:P

Beautiful winter day.

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muddy
off trail
snow
17 days ago

Hiked today after the deep freeze. The falls were frozen on the edges. Rocks covered in ice while the trails were slushy and muddy. To be expected just wear proper footwear.
It’s a fairly moderate hike. Not recommended for young kids. No scrambles but to get to the falls it’s off the main trail. Worth it.

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snow
19 days ago

hiking
rocky
1 month 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
1 month 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
3 months 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.

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!

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful short trail if you follow the map. We decided to be adventurous and followed broken black lane ( trail) rationalizing that we can make a loop and end up by the parking.. Well, DO NOT do THAT... BAD idea. The broken black lane is basically two sets of 85 degrees steep hills ,followed by the deserted forest area with no trail to follow ( there is not a trail). So we basically have had to move 5 mph making our way through the bushes and ditches. We would turn back but again, hills were so steep that I was afraid we will slip and hurt ourselves coming down the hill. Long story short, when we seemingly got a little closer to Big Egypt Rd I noticed weird decoration on the bush, I have a curious mind ... I smelled it. It smelled like a horse or stable, later I noticed small liquid bottle underneath the bush. Once my bf got closer he advised that it might be deer piss . Yeah..... we r at the hunters trap area . At that point I really freaked out.... In my mind I was desperately searching for a remedy to identify ourselves as humans so hunters wouldn't shoot taking us for a deer .....I decided to sing.I went from National anthem to Feliz Navidad to Katy Perry . Somewhere near the pond I noticed a guy with a crossbow who looked at us and wondered away. Next , after we crossed creek and stepped on Big Egypt Rd we were greeted by an old gentlemen with a shot gun who inquired if we had a taizer to fight a bear. What a nice question to ask to a young unarmed couple, especially when you are holding a weapon . Walking away from that guy was the scariest thing since I felt like he might shoot my boyfriend at any time in his back and kidnap me. As we kept following an abandoned Bid Egypt Rd, we passed one of the most beautiful waterfall I`ve ever seen, several hundred feet later was the parking.

Getting through the bushes, I was thinking about innocent deer, bears and other creatures ; how terrible and unfair it is to be hunted down by the bored fat humans, how terrible would that be to fall in one of that cold bushes , be picked up and butchered for the sake of entertainment of that “evil called humans” .

I`m giving this trail 4 stars since it was our personal choice to go off the trail, forgetting that it`s hunting season. I would give 5 starts but the original trail is very short and has nothing to see

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!

This trail was really well marked with a bunch of really beautiful views! Make sure to take the survey at the center to help them keep their funding. This is a great trail and I highly recommend!

hiking
3 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
4 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
4 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.

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