Mount Tammany

Jacksonburg, New Jersey

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The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed natural treasures, has attracted painters, hikers, canoeists, and fresh-air lovers since the 1800s. Today the great resorts are burned or gone bust, but the Gap remains, protected within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad.
Nature Walks in New Jersey

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Nature Walks in New Jersey

by Glenn Scherer (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed natural treasures, has attracted painters, hikers, canoeists, and fresh-air lovers since the 1800s.

Today the great resorts are burned or gone bust, but the Gap remains, protected within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad.

©  Glenn Scherer/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jacksonburg
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Season: Open daily, year-round
Local Contacts: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Tammany

Recent Trail Reviews

2/7/2018
0

I looking to do a nature bird walk is this a good place?


8/19/2015
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I took this loop hike up and down from the Dunnfield Creek parking area. There was a yearling bear running around stealing some of the hikers stuff- it was funny to see. I didn't see the mother until I started descending from the summit. The ascent gets the heart pumping. At the top, the view across the Gap was beautiful. I also saw the cub's stash of shoes and trinkets- like a natural geocache! The total length of stay was 4 hours.


6/21/2013
1

Red trail rock scramble most of the way. A challenge with a rewarding view and sense of accomplishment. Take blue trail to Dunnfield creek falls and return to parking area on Appalachian Trail. 3 hour hike, 3.5 miles.


12/4/2011
0

I like the trail, it's pretty easy - only close to the top it gets kind of rocky. The view from the top is beautiful. The only downside is that especially in the winter you'll permanently hear the traffic from I-80.


5/15/2011
1

Highly recommend this hike. The red dot trail is pretty rocky and can be challenging, but a lot of fun. It was a semi cloudy day with mist, which i think made the forest views even better! Spotted a bear on the blue trail close to the stream



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