Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 220 reviews

Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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5 days ago

This is a great hike along the Appalachian Trail. Incredible views and a great workout. Check out my full write up that includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mountminsi

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5 days ago

Not a ton to see here compared to Mt. Tammany but that said, it was a much less crowded hike which was nice. Took true White Trail up which got more strenuous and the fire trail back down. Overall decent but views limited.

I recommend starting before 10am- you won't see many people on the trail going out and you can get some good time enjoying the view and ospreys soaring from certain spots.

It's too bad the freeway is nearby but the hike is still very beautiful and quiet. This is more on the moderate/easy side.

I went mid-september.

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9 days ago

Definitely go up Appalachian trail (white blazes) and down the fire road: steep and varied on the way up and wide woodsy on the way down. Note there is pretty constant road noise from I-80 below so don't expect a silent woodland hike. Mostly tree covered with a few open vistas of DWG and Mt Tammany. Small parking lot.

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19 days ago

First hiking trip ever! Had a great time. Somewhat challenging for a beginner but very proud I was able to get through it! Beautiful views when you get to the top! Had a great time! TY Mother Nature!

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19 days ago

Park at 40* 58.784'N and 075* 08.524'W by driving into the town of DWG and turning up the fairly steep hill. The parking lot is on the left and there is adequate parking available. To hike Mount Minsi, walk past the metal gate seen from the parking lot and follow the fire road past Lake Lenape and continue up the gentle grade until you see the AT and the white blazes branch off to the left (toward the river). I hiked Mount Tammany in the morning and Mount Minsi in the afternoon and following the AT on Mount Minsi is MUCH easier and more pleasant and nearly no boulder scrambling. It is a longer trail and the mountain isn't quite as high (by 66 feet) so it is a far less steep and strenuous climb. There were only a few rock outcroppings that required climbing, otherwise, it was just a nice walk in the woods. There is a beautiful view at Lookout Rock at 40* 58.128'N and 075* 08.083W that gives a long view looking south along the Delaware with Mount Tammany in the distance and Mount Minsi on the right. This spot is a little treacherous, though, so watch your footing and children. Near the summit you'll meet up with the fire road again in a big and obvious clearing indicated by a boulder with two white blazes. Follow the white blazes of the AT for another short distance and you'll arrive at another classic view at 40* 57.772N and 075* 07.571W that looks directly across the Gap at Mount Tammany. You can return to the parking lot along the fire road if you want a more relaxing walk down the mountain or double track back down the AT.

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