Delaware Water Gap Hiking

After a morning visiting Bushkill Falls, my friends and I decided to do some hiking in the Delaware Water Gap.

The National Park Service website for the Delaware Water Gap has a list of the many trails to choose from. We decided to conquer Mt. Tammany by hiking 3.5 miles up the Red Dot trail and down the Blue Blaze trail as described by NJHiking.com here. If you’re planning to do the same hike, definitely check out NJHiking.com as they describe exactly where to park, where to find the trail head, what to expect, etc.

Though hiking up the Red Dot trail was brutal and felt more like rock climbing than hiking, we were rewarded with this incredible view part way up!

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We stumbled and climbed up all those rocks, and some!

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The view was even better once we made it to the very tippy top!

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The Blue Blaze trail still had some rocks to climb down, but there were also streams and flat surfaces to walk along.

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I also found a leaf the size of my head!

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As you can see in the photos, there’s a reason this hike is one of the most popular in NJ. It was challenging, but the views made it worth it. If you decide to hike the same trail, I’d recommend hiking boots over sneakers. There were a few times I rolled my ankles and was lucky I didn’t get a sprain!

Have you ever hiked in the Delaware Water Gap? Any suggestions for other trails to try?

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