Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 351 reviews

Mount Minsi via Appalachian Trail is a 5.3 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
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

2 days ago

Nice summer trail.Take the AT scenic route(White marked) from trailhead bottom & descend via non white marked gradual down path.

hiking
3 days ago

If you’re doing the loop, I would do the AT up and the fire road down. The AT was fun hike, but you
get a lot of noise from the highway. Fire road was much easier, but more peaceful.

7 days ago

Very shady and generally easygoing. A few nice peaks to stop at as well.

hiking
7 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

hiking
9 days ago

Got there early in the morning with a slight drizzle. We hiked the easier section to make the summit and when the rain began to come down rather steady. On the way down, we moved down along the ridge line. This portion is much more rocky and challenging with multiple switchbacks and narrow paths, but is marked well.

Even with the rain, we ran into multiple groups oh hikers both day trippers and Appalachian Trail through hikers. The views from the summit and multiple vistas are spectacular.

Completed in a little under four hours and that was at pretty leisurely pace. Would definitely do it again.

hiking
18 days ago

Great views, steady uphill at the beginning

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike!

19 days ago

nice views the only thing was the sound of the highway below. the back half was quite.

20 days ago

This greenery was absolutely breathtaking. One of my favorite hikes.

21 days ago

A fun hike with beautiful lookout views of the Delaware River. Bring lots of water on a hot day.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail, lots of pretty views

hiking
1 month ago

I prefer this hike over MT Tammany mainly because it doesn't get nearly as crowded as Tammany and the views here are still amazing! Plus it's a little longer in distance which is nice. Perfect trail for beginning snow shoeing too!

1 month ago

It starts at a stone staircase up the waterfall a mile up it turns into a gravel type stone road with lots of colorful wildflowers there’s a vista overlook great for camping and continues 6 miles to wolf rocks kirkridge shelter a mile from 191 wolf rocks great for clearing out my head.

1 month ago

Great to accomplish something on a beautiful day, soaking in God’s amazing creation.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Fire Road up- it was empty, took AT down, a parade of hikers. Beautiful day though, clear sky, nice views of Mt. Tammany

1 month ago

Awesome. scenic views all along the way to the top

1 month ago

Great trail

2 months ago

The terrain isn’t too rough but given the length of the hike, it can be challenging. The views make it worth it

2 months ago

Great hiking trail, some small inclines but
moderate enough for beginners. Gives a great view of the Delaware River!

hiking
2 months ago

Great scenic route definitely take the Appalachian Trail going up.. you can do Loop or stay on the AT...2nd time doing it...Added 3 miles of the AT to the Gas Line Cut out.

hiking
2 months ago

Woke up at 2am to catch the sunrise, totally worth it! The hike up was challenging due to the snow but the view at the top was well worth it. The sunrise slowly turned the perfect view of mt minsi to a golden red making for a great photo op, highly reccomend this mountain.

hiking
3 months ago

Yes, definitely a up hill work out for the first 2 miles or so, but the views are definitely worth it. A little icy towards the top, and a few downed trees that need to be removed from trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We are visiting from Missouri staying here for the week. This was the first trail we did. It was a beautiful morning hike up the Appalachian Trail through the snow. Loved it! Great views, forest and rock outcroppings are amazing, air clear and crisp! Came back down the fire road.

3 months ago

it's a nice hike, first 2 miles give you good work out, great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike after an overnight 6 inch snowfall. Great views, tranquil Eureka creek crossing, and beautiful rhododendrons. Moderate hike which took about 3 hours with multiple stops to admire views and take pictures. We took the fire road back due to slippery snow covered rocks.

trail running
4 months ago

This is easy training hike for me. I am from car and back under 1 hour. Nice mixed terrain.

4 months ago

Climbed Mt. Minsi yesterday. Great hike with what others have already described as... "...great views of the Delaware River and Mount Tammany!". It'll take around 3 hrs start to finish is definitely icy in spots this time of year.. Easy trail "overall".. Two thumbs up!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike along the AT with good views of Mt. Tammany and the Del River Gap. I would make this an out and back, coming back on the AT instead of the Fire road.

hiking
5 months ago

First time hiking this trail. Overall great hike. Not a lot of foot traffic and a nice hike. It’s a little icy out there at this time of year, so be sure to wear proper footwear.

5 months ago

Beautiful woods and views of the gap. Good moderate afternoon hike.

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