Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area Van Campen Glen Trail

Columbia, New Jersey 07832

Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area Van Campen Glen Trail

Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Van Campen Glen Trail Professional Review and Guide

"I’ve rarely seen other hikers on this short but challenging trail. Those who do hike the trail have a wonderful adventure, for they can enjoy the phenomenal beauty encountered every step of the way. Despite a couple of short climbs next to edges that drop off, the sight of Van Campen Brook’s many exquisite cascades is well worth the effort.

The temperature is several degrees cooler within the glen on hot summer days, and during fall the trees are a patchwork of color against the gray boulders. Have lunch or a snack before or after the hike in the picnic area adjacent to the parking area where you can see and listen to the melody of the brook and admire the outstanding shag bark hickory and hemlocks, or wait until you arrive at the upper waterfall, a musical as well as visual treat. Sturdy shoes are essential for negotiating the damp, moss-covered rocks and logs."

Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Van Campen Glen Trail Reviews

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6/30/2007
Great trail for an easy, fun walk. I took three 10 year olds, two 8 year olds, and two dogs along here. Everyone had fun. Highlights were the two swimming holes and a big mess of overturned trees for climbing. Not so much a hike as a frolic.
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Trail Information

Columbia
Nearby City
2
Distance
200 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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Jul 2018