Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area Mount Tammany Trail

Columbia, New Jersey 07832

Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area Mount Tammany Trail

Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Mount Tammany Trail Professional Guide

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"You’ll huff and puff hiking up the steep, rocky trail to Mount Tammany’s summit, but the reward is a spectacular view of the Delaware Water Gap, Mount Minsi, and surrounding farmland. Plan on frequent rest stops on the way up and be sure to carry ample water. During summer months, you might want to watch the water as it cascades through large boulders and fallen trees on its journey to the Delaware River.

Mount Tammany, located within the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is part of the wooded mountain ridge known as the Kittatinnys—from a Native American word meaning “Big Mountain.” At the top, a perfect spot to admire the Delaware River as it cuts through the mountains, you’ll probably see turkey vultures and broad-winged hawks gliding on the wind currents."

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"More than 2.5 million people are drawn to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area each year. Most go directly to the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center, where they can enjoy a leisurely picnic or views of the scenic Delaware River. Hikers, however, come for the peace of the surrounding woodland trails on the Kittatinny Ridge—best hiked on a weekday—and the sight of a huge boulder dating back 450 million years. If you’re planning to camp, there is no fee, but check in at the visitor center first. Backcountry camping is permitted only along the Appalachian Trail and only for hikers on extended trips of two or more days. Spring ushers in new ferns; during summer the fragrance of honeysuckle fills the air and rhododendron put on a magnificent display; in fall the leaves turn, casting a bright glow against a backdrop of tall, green hemlocks; and in winter a sheet of ice covers the stream’s pools, while a blanket of snow decorates the rocks." Read more

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The trail system on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap is a very enjoyable day or through hike if you are on the AT. It is well marked and the NPS handouts on the system give you all the info you need for an enjoyable day hike. The views of the gap are beautiful even with Interstate 80 at the bottom. If you go, hike up the red trail, not down, as the rocks are tough on older hikers knees!
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Trail Information

Columbia
Nearby City
4.3
Distance
1,180 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
Dawn to dusk
Season
Park Headquarters, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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Dec 2018