Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Van Campen Glen Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."