Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Pennsylvania Section

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Delaware Water Gap, PA
Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Pennsylvania Section is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Delaware Water Gap, PA that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November.

6.1 miles 1056 feet Out & Back
birding hiking nature trips walking views wild flowers
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Angie Dee
12 days ago

8 Completed6 Reviews

Sandy Guzo
15 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Will visit.

Pete DiCenso
8 months ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Did the Dunnfield to Sunfish Pond stretch of the AT going north on the New Jersey side of the Water Gap. Easy to moderate conditions-- with rocks being the reason for the moderate rating. Sunfish Pond is a registered National Natural Landmark. Beautiful spot. Good views to the north and west about a mile prior to the pond. Soft grassy campsites there with great views toward PA.

Pete DiCenso
8 months ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Great ascent from DWG southward on the AT to Mt Minsi. Steep climb over lots of rocks but an incredible work out with great views. Moderate to difficult terrain to climb. Camped overnight on top with some great Southern views and trekked back down to DWG the next day. Bring water as not much along the way. Good outdoor store in town of DWG .

Carmella Pantilione
9 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

The noise from the highway wasn't great but it definitely was a great trail and views.

Mark Wilson
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I have done many portions of the Pa end of the AT. As I live between the Nj DWG and the Wind gap areas. I can say being a bigger fella. I did find portions of Wind Gap to Fox Gap. (191) to be a bit taxing on the ankles. Still love doing this when I want to just get away

Jared Brown
3 years ago

16 Completed3 Reviews

Many people warned me about the "boot shredding" rocks in PA, but when I got there it really wasn't that bad. The northernmost 40 miles are a little intense, but there is virtually no elevation loss/gain which helps. All in all PA is a pleasant ridge walk with few spectacular vistas but lots of beautiful wilderness to enjoy. I hear water and rattlesnakes can be an issue in the summer months so take that into consideration. It was October when I hiked through and I had 18 inches of snow dumped on me, a slightly different experience to say the least.

Nicholas Abate
4 years ago

66 Completed66 Reviews

Have done many miles of the App in PA back in the 90's in several trips. Can be rough going at times. A trail to be well geared for. Breathtaking vistas. Plenty of wildlife, just look out for mama bears with cubs. Some of the nicest hiking on the east coast. A bit of everything. Plenty of experience is suggested for this terrain.

Heather Bendekovits
4 years ago

20 Completed8 Reviews

I have hiked several different parts of the Appalachian Trail and each different part has something different to offer.

Helen Ortega
4 years ago

0 Completed2 Reviews

Mitch Perry
4 years ago

1 Completed5 Reviews

I have hiked variuous sections of this tral at different times. Mostly the sections closer to NJ. Different parts yield varying experiences and levels of difficulty.

Deborah J.
5 years ago

love this trail,i am new to hiking and it was a challenge, but not too hard for a beginner!! beautiful view at the top!!!

Jeff Przybyszewski
5 years ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Very steep and rocky path. Some pass through fire roads along A/T. If you stay on A/T it is awesome. Plenty of spots to camp. We hiked south to Mt. Minsi than past Totts Gap about 2 miles to a nice ridge. Tough to pitch tents due to mountain being all rock. Kirkridge shelter is nearby if you need to refill water. Beautiful Views of Deleware river and surrounding area.