Appalachian Trail: Delps to Blue Mountain Ski Area is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Danielsville, Pennsylvania and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
The trail to the overlook is really easy to miss. From the parking lot you go straight up the blue trail until you reach the Appalachian, then you make a left on the Appalachian white trail and after about a mile keep your eyes open for a small rock pile on the left ground. At the rock pile the trail forks to the left and right, the right continues on the Appalachian white trail and the left is a blue trail that leads to the overlook. When you get to the overlook spend a good amount of time taking it all in, it's definitely one of the best views I've seen in the PA NJ area. Afterwards you can go back the way you came, back to your car or you can continue further down the Appalachian and turn around when ever you feel like, there is no way to make this a loop only an out and back.
coordinates to the overlook are N40° 48.792' W75° 28.687
This is a nice out and back hike with a few challenging rock scrambles in the first mile in from Blue Mountain Rd. In order to get to the overlook, go down the AT until you come to a rock pile, approx 3.4 miles, marking a trail on the right marked with blue blazes. We did come across a rattle snake on the AT in this area so definitely keep an eye out.
When you first get on the blue blaze trail be prepared to go up ta rocky climb, pretty steep. There is a good portion of the trail that is straight up. Once at the application trail we went left. Hiked down to the view ( which was honestly amazing) once on the application trail super easy hike, but be prepared to sweat your butt off getting there. Overall great experience ! Going back to explorer more places we didn't get to here.
If you are looking for directions, type in game land Rd, Danielsville pa on your GPS system. once you pull onto the Rd from Mosier Rd or delps Rd, wherever you're coming from, take it until it becomes gravel. you will see no trespassing signs on literally all the trees. stay on this road, it will then turn from gravel to pavement again and you will see a sign pointing left to trailhead parking. when you reach the parking lot, they're 2 trails. take the blue blazed one! ascend until you make it the AT. turn left. keep going until you see a blue blazed sign saying view which will also be on your left. enjoy!
The directions provided to parking lot are great. I thought this trail would be a little more challenging, it was easy to find but a little overgrown until you reach the AT. Beautiful hike. I found the view about a mile or so after reaching the AT going left. Took about 3 hours, cannot wait to do this one again and explore more of the AT.
Went hiking for quite a bit of time but gave up. Couldn't find overlook. Instead we saw 3 rattlesnakes. ..scart
Anyone know if dogs could easily maneuver this hike?
directions to the parking from the previous post was right on! when traveling on delps rd from 539, go past mink(?) rd and turn left on the road he mentions. then immediate left to the gravel road. When you reach the parking lot, blue trail is on the left side when looking at back of lot.
I took my 9 yr old and it was great. steep rocky way up, stairlike in some spots. When you reach the top, go left on the AT and follow the white markings until u see the blue arrow that says View. Take a rest in the area I like to call Fred Flintstones living room. Off to the right is the smaller trail to the overlook. it is great! about 3 hrs round trip.
The Delps Trail and parking lot are easy to get to, but there are no signs whatsoever. In the town/village of Delps, take Moser Rd north across Delps Rd and onto the unmarked gravel road. This is called Game Land Rd on online maps. In about two tenths of a mile, bear right at the fork in the road, and in another ~quarter-mile you'll enter the parking lot. There are a few other places that you could turn off, but they're all plastered with Do Not Enter and Private Property signs so it's pretty easy to stay on the right road. The parking lot and the trail are totally unmarked, but you'll see the trail (which eventually has blue blazes) at the north end of the parking lot.
The trail is flat for a few minutes then goes straight up, about 800 vertical feet in a half mile, and joins the AT. I didn't actually make it to the overlook on this trip (it's not at the top of Delps Trail but apparently is a couple miles away on the AT) but hope to next time.
7mi / 5hr. Icy, snow , fog, black bear, view, funn
9mi / 4hr. Snow, ice, nice view
I have done this hike 3 times and it never gets old. It starts out with some fun climbing up rocks with many views along the way. Once you get to the top it is a fairly easy walk for awhile to get to Delp overlook your final destination. The first time I hiked I was almost ready to give up when I saw the blue blaze for the side trail to the overlook. Awesome view of the valley below and mountains in the distance!