Parking on the PA Appalachian Trail

Section 1 - Delaware Water Gap to Wind Gap Displayed from North to South

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  Wilmington Trail Club wtcmembership @ Delaware River (NJ-PA state line) to Fox Gap (PA 191)
  BATONA Hiking Club joaniponi @ Fox Gap (PA 191) to Wind Gap

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West End I-80 Delaware River Bridge
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The official north end of PA Sec. 1 is at the west end of the bridge across the Delaware River. The southbound trail to Section 1 goes left onto a dead-end street and on to the village of Delaware Water Gap. The northbound trail (to NJ Sec. 6) crosses the bridge using a pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge. There is no parking here. Closest parking is on the streets of Delaware Water Gap or at the hiker parking lot at the point where Mountain Road is barricaded to vehicular travel (See Mile 0.4). Parking is also available on the NJ side near the Visitor Center. This is about a mile away. 10/27/06
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Main Street
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Right on Rte 611 (Main Street) across from the turn onto Mountain Road, there is a small pull-off cate-corner from the Deer Head Inn. GPS: N40.58.971 W75.08.415 This is about 1/4 mile down the hill on Mountain Road from the Lenape Lake parking. The green arrow on the attached map shows the parking area. Rotate the street view to the northwest to see this pull-off. 11/10/06 4-5 1
at @
From the east on I-80: Take Exit 309 for Oak Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Oak Street. Cross over the freeway, then bear left on Waring Street. Follow this to Main Street (PA 611). The Deerhead Inn will be across the street and to your left. The road straight ahead is Mountain Road which the trail follows for a short distance. Turn left on Main Street a short distance to the parking area on the left side of the street.
From the west: Take Exit 310. At the end of the ramp continue straight on Broad Stret. In about a quarter mile. go left on Main Street (PA 611). The intersection with Waring St./ Mountain Road is another 0.3 miles. The Deerhead Inn will be on your right.
See attached map which is centered at the intersection of Mountain Road /Waring Street and Main Street. Rotate the street view to the east to see Mountain Road. The southbound trail follows this. Rotate the street view to the north to see the northbound route which goes down Waring Street for a short block then goes right onto Delaware Street. The trail follows this to its end at the freeway turns right and uses a pedestrian walkway across the bridge into New Jersey. The view to the northwest shows PA 611 shows he parking pull-off. 03/09/10 1
dlcul @
Delaware Water Gap (Lake Lenape Parking)
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From the town of Delaware Water Gap, left on 611, after about 4 roads turn right on Mountain Rd. (go up the hill) parking is on the left. GPS: N40.58.788 W75.08.509 Difficult turn on to Mountain Rd. for larger vehicles. 20-25 1
at @
  Large parking lot on the PA side of Delaware Water Gap. Secluded. No known reports of vandalism. However the Jersey side is a different story with someone recently prosecuted there for vandalism. Again day use is OK.  
appalachiantrail @
Turn at the "Deer Head Inn" - it is a well known historic land mark on the main street. I would imagine it would be very difficult to maneuver a large vehicle into the parking area. It may be better to park on the side street directly across from the Deer Head Inn since it adds only 1/4 mile to a hike  
appalachiantrail @
See directions (Mile 0.2) to the intersection of Waring St./ Mountain Road and Main Street. The Deerhead Inn is at the southwest corner of this intersection. Follow Mountain Road south for one long block then bear left up Lake Street another 0.1 miles to the parking area on the right (Marker A). The blue line shows the northbound route of the AT through Delaware Water Gap to the end of Delaware St. at I-80 (Marker B). The Google map shows Lake Street continuing south from the parking lot, but the road is closed to auto traffic at the entrance to the lot. In fact this is the route the southbound AT initially follows. Lake Lenape about 0.2 miles south from the lot. 03/09/10 1
dlcul @
Lake Lenape/ Resort Point Spur
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See directions (Mile 0.2) to the intersection of Waring St./Mountain Road and Main Street (PA 611). Coninue east then south on PA 611 for 0.4 miles to a parking area/ overlook on the left. At one time there apparently was a hotel here. The green arrow marks this point. Cross the road and follow the blue-blazed Resort Point Spur a quarter mile west to meet the AT at Lake Lenape. Rotate the street view on the attached map to the east to see the parking area. Rotate to the west to see the trailhead for this spur. Here the southbound AT goes left, the northbound goes right. For some more details see: 03/09/10 10-15 1
dlcul @
Totts Gap
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Exit 307 from I-80, near Stroudsburg. head south on PA Hiway 191, continuing on Hiway 191 past ist junction with Hiway 611. Continue south about 2.5 miles past this junction, to the intersection with Poplar Valley Road, and turn left (east). Continue east for about 1.5 miles to the intersection with Totts Gap Road, and turn right (south). Follow Totts Gap Road till it ends at a trail terminus in about a half a mile
Exit 310 from I-80, at the city of Delaware Water Gap. Head west on PA Hiway 611, towards Stroudsburg. Veer to the left at Greenbriar Road, continuing west, parallel to Hiway 611 (Foxtown Hill Road) for about 500 feet. Turn left (south) on Stonehouse Road, and continue another 500 feet till Cherry Valley Road. Turn left (east), and continue for about 1000 feet to the intersection with Totts Gap Road. Turn right (south) and continue to the trail terminus in about 2.5 miles
After parking your car, you must still hike up a short but steep trail to get to the AT See pictures ( MM2.8 -5.0) for a view of the parking area. 10/25/07 4
MalteseCross @ comcast.Net
Accessible only from north. Note that Raynor Ln, which connects to PA 611 on some maps, doesn't exist. GPS 40.9508 N, 75.1639 W. Sign is knocked down. 5/20/2009 05/22/09 1
spirko @
The map attached here show the route from the parking which is a pull-off on the right side of the road (Marker A) to the AT in Totts Gap (Marker B). At the AT intersection, the northbound trail is to the left, while the southbound is to the right. 03/08/10 1
dlcul @
Fox Gap
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From North: Exit I-80 at 191 South. Proceed on 191 S for about 8 miles to Rt. 611. Continue approximately 2 miles south on 191 from 611. Parking on right.    
starman12 @
  Fox gap has a very small parking lot. Some reports of vandalism over the years, OK for day use.  
appalachiantrail @
From South: In Wind Gap take 512 north to 191 North. Parking is on the left at the trail crossing. GPS: N 40.935445 W 75.196951 9/16/05 Rotate the street view on the map to the west to see the parking area. The southbound trail leaves from this lot. Rotate to the east to see the northbound trail leaving just to the right of the guard rail . 6 1
at @
Four vehicles at the Fox Gap trailhead were broken into on 7/2/2011. 07/05/11
jluthy @
Wind Gap
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Traveling south on 33 take the Wind Gap/Penn Argyl exit. Turn left and parking is immediately on the left.
From the town of Wind Gap go north on PA 115 (Wilkes Barre Tpke). Parking area is on the right side of road just before the Route 33 overpass. Rotate the street view on the attached map from east to north to see the parking area.
GPS: N 40.51.633 W 75.17.552 To get to the southbound trail to Section 2 from this parking area (Marker B), you need to cross Route 115 and walk north along route 115 under Route 33. to Marker A The trail proceeds up the set of steps on left. If you are traveling North to Section 1, the trail head is behind the parking lot. That would be just to the right of the maroon car in the street view. 9/16/05 10 1
at @
From the east on I-80. Take Exit 304 and follow US 209 west towards Snydersville. In approximately 2.5 miles take the ramp onto PA 33 southbound. US 209 and PA 33 are coincident for a few miles. Continue on PA 33 7 miles to the northern Wind Gap Exit (to PA 512) and proceed as above.

From I-78. Take 71 and go north on PA 33 for 15 miles to the southern Wind Gap Exit. Go east then north and follow PA 512 through Wind Gap to the parking area on the right. This is about 2 miles from the PA 33 exit.
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Delaware Water Gap: There is a small outfitter about 3/4 of a mile from the exit of 80 on your way to the parking area (it's called the Pack Shack). It is true Americana and a step back in time and into an authentic Appalachian culture. (very laid back, and worth a stop, for the experience). Other points of interest are the Deer Head Inn with it's world renowned jazz musicians (free on Sunday nights).
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