Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Delaware Water Gap

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#3 of 48 in Parks in Pocono Mountains Region
Must see · National Park · Water Body
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  • Delaware Water Gap  On our adventure, we were on our way to Dingman's Ferry when we saw this back road.  We decided to take it and it went along by the river in the Gap.  20 miles of 15 miles an...  more »
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  • There is a "toll" at the entrance, but it is only $1, so bring some quarters! The park is beautiful and well kept. We went to Pocono Education Center to park and go on the Tumbling Waters Trail, which according to one of the workers, is the most popular. It wasn't as water-filled as some other hikes I had done, but it still had cool views. There are stairs down which lead to the waterfall -- we almost passed by but some fellow hikers told us to go down. Good thing we did because that's the main attraction! The first half was more intense, but not too bad. And the second half was relaxing through fields/woods. Talk to one of the guides in the Center to see which entrance you should take. The trail is very well marked with orange squares painted on like every few trees, I never felt lost or worried. There is also a map you can get with a 50 cent donation, which is worth an ease of mind. We also noticed some "Emergency Access Trails" that branched off, which I'm assuming is for park guides to come in an emergency, or for you to exit in an emergency, which is nice that it exists :) Tumbling Waters took us a little less than 2 hrs. Budget in 2 hours for breaks and exploring :)
  • Amazing & very pretty hike. 1.5 miles one way, to the top. It has very beautiful views at middle & also at the top its breathtaking. Very much tiring because there is hardly actual trail its all rocks. Elevation is about 1359 ft. Very steel climb. Parking is limited & free. Be careful there could be rattle snakes. There is a small spot at the edge from where the views can be enjoyed more. You need 1.5-2 hrs to climb if you are quick then may be 1 or less. Alot of spiders 🕷 on the way. At the end of the day I burned 2000+ calories just by hiking. Must go place.

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