Jenny Jump State Forest Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Legend has it that a girl named Jenny was so engrossed picking berries at the crest of the mountain ridge that she didn’t hear Indians with raised tomahawks creeping toward her. Her father, standing below, saw what was happening and yelled, “Jump, Jenny, jump!” She did—and, unfortunately, was killed by the fall. At least that’s what Swedish missionary Sven Roseen wrote in his diary in 1747 to explain how Jenny Jump Mountain was named.
The Minsi Indians are long gone from the area, although it’s doubtful that they ever menaced Jenny at all. Situated about 12 miles southeast of the Delaware Water Gap, 1090-foot Jenny Jump boasts excellent vistas of the Kittatinny Mountain Ridge, with sweeping expanses of farmland below. If you plan to stay overnight, there are two group sites, six shelters, and sixteen campsites suitable for tents or trailers. Stop at the park office for a map before driving to the first parking lot."