Rattlesnake Swamp Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hardwick, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

wildlife

This is a great starting point for many hiking trails in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation area. The Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is a great family hike that offers plenty of vistas and changes in environment to keep everyone's attention.  The 700 feet of elevation gain is very manageable and the views along the ridge are well worth the energy.  The Catfish Fire Tower adds to the scenery and provides a good lunch break stop prior to descending into the Swamp trail section of the hike.