Flat Brook Loop, Delaware Water Gap is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Layton, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,158 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

forest

wildlife

no dogs

From town of Branchville take rt. 206 west. Go past Stokes State forest office. Make left onto Strubble Rd. Take Strubble past Tillmans Ravine. Come to intersection with cemetery in front. Make left onto mountain rd (No signs). Follow dirt road past Buttermilk Falls. Come to another dirt rd on left, this will be the rd to take on hike. Continue past this. Just before bridge over Flat Brook pull in dirt lot on left.

Enter at your own risk. This is a largely unmarked trail that involves rather intense traversing down steep and unstable ravines. Do your best not to get stuck at dark. All said, we enjoyed it tremendously!

hiking
Thu Apr 04 2019

Please take this down!! This is not a trail and extremely dangerous! I can't give it no stars because its not an option!

Thu Dec 22 2016

The trails on this loop are not marked. It started off on a hunting road then it was unclear where to go. I had a difficult time locating the route and found myself following a stone wall and then some deer paths. I headed back through the woods to the main trail because I was running out of time. Will be back soon to explore more. Lots of history in this area. Nice big stone walls, old foundations and homestead sites. A few old dumps to dig through as well. This area is heavily hunted so wear some orange.

hiking
Mon Mar 07 2011

I hiked this trail several times while doing a historical research project in the area. The woodland, ravine and ridge terrain is nicely varied. There are a number of archeological traces of past habitation and work. The black bears are fairly numerous, and snakes are not hard to find, but most of the bears are shy, and timber rattlers will warn you of their presence - as long as you don't clomp around carelessly. Use care in the wet areas that attract copperheads, as they blend into the fallen leaves. Use your walking stick to tap ahead so there are no surprises. This is a big sportsman area, so be aware of hunting seasons to avoid being mistaken for game.

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2 months ago

hiking
Sun Sep 18 2016