Parking on the NJ Appalachian Trail

Section 6 - Millbrook-Blairstown Road to Delaware Water Gap Displayed from North to South

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0.0
Millbrook-Blairstown Road (Parking Lot)
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Start from the intersection of NJ 94 and County Route 602 in Blairstown. This intersection is about a half mile southwest of the intersection of NJ 94 and County Rte. 521. I think there is a road sign for Route 602 at the intersection. The route initially follows Main Street then bears left. Follow Route 602 northwest 6.2 miles from Blairstown to the trail crossing. It is another 1.1 miles to Millbrook Village. There is a small parking lot where the northbound trail re-enters the woods. This is on the right side of the road (coming from Blairstown). This is actually in Section 5 (See NJ Sec. 5, Mile 14.5). Some people have warned against parking here overnight.
GPS: 41.059434, -74.963640 - There are 3 parking areas for this milemarker. This is the most northern one.
The northbound AT (to Section 5) initially follows a gated road from the parking area. The official northern end of Section 6 can be reached by going left on Route 602 (AKA Millbrook-Blairstown Road) for about 0.1 miles to the point where the trail goes right onto a wood road. There may be parking for 1-2 cars here. 07/21/17 3-4 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
This is second area for this milemarker. GPS: 41.0594 -74.963467 This is a pullover, not really a lot. 07/21/17 2 1
Rbrahmase @ hotmail.com
Here is a route from the north (I-84). There are other possibilities, but I know this one works. Take Exit 46 off I-84 in Pennsylvania and go south on US 6 for about 2.5 miles to the center of Milford. At the intersection with US 209 continue straight ahead (south) on US 209. In 8 miles in the 'town' of Dingmans Falls, go left on Dingmans Turnpike and cross the bridge (toll) into New Jersey. In about a quarter mile past the bridge, go sharp right onto Old Mine Road which becomes Walpack Road . In 2 miles go right staying on Walpack Road, now County Route 615.In approximately ten miles turn left at Old Mine Road and go 2.2 miles to Millbrook Village. There turn left on County Road 602 and go 1.5 miles to the trail crossing. Via this route the parking lot will be on the right. GPS: 41.058050 -74.964315 This is the third parking area for this mile marker. 07/21/17 4-5 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
0.1
Millbrook-Blairstown Road (Fire Road Jct.)
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See Mile 0.0 above The map attached here shows where the southbound trail leaves Millbrook-Blairstown Road and follows a fire road into the woods to Section 6. This is the official southern end of Section 5 and northern end of Section 6. Rotate the street view on the map to the west to see the southbound trail and possible parking. Rotate to the north to see the northbound route to Section 5 which follows the road 0.1 miles to the parking lot on the right. 03/14/10 2-3 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
0.4
Rattlesnake Swamp Trail (North Jct.)
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See directions to parking at the Mohican Outdoor Center (Mile 2.0). GPS for Junction 41.055100, -74.962900 See directions to parking at the Mohican Outdoor Center (Mile 2.0). Follow hiking directions at Mile 2.0 as far as the intersection with the orange-blazed Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. Go left at the intersection. The trail goes north over mostly flat terrain and ends at a fire road in 1.8 miles. Turn left and follow the fire road 0.1 miles to meet the AT. The marker on the attached map shows this intersection. (See Mile 2.0 for a map centered on the parking at MOC. ). The northbound AT goes left along the fire road and reaches Millbrook-Blairstown Road in 0,4 miles. The southbound trail goes right as a footpath and starts the climb to the ridge. Note: Since this point is more accessible from a road via the AT, this particular route is really more of an alternate than an access. A combination of the AT and this trail make for some great loop hikes. 07/25/17 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu
2.0
Rattlesnake Swamp Trail (South Jct. )
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Follow directions to the trail crossing of Camp Road (Mile 3.4). Continue into the Mohican Outdoor Center. There is a large parking lot to the left where the road is barred to further vehicular traffic. The markers on the attached map indicate the parking area. Walk up the road another quarter mile to the a large open area. (See satellite view). There will be a sign indicating a spur trail to the right which leads to the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. This is quite short. The orange-blazed Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is encountered soon after re-entering the woods. Go right here. The trail climbs 320 feet in 0.4 miles to meet the AT on the ridge crest at coordinates 41.0395 -74.9851. The southbound AT goes right, the northbound goes left. 03/14/10 15-20 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
3.4
Coppermines Trail
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There are two blue-blazed connectors between the Kaiser Road Trail and the Coppermines Trail. The second of these is the more useful, allowing allows access from the Kaiser Road parking area to the AT at Mile 5.3 Follow the Coppermines Trail about three-quarters of a mile to the second connector, go right on that for a quarter miles, then go left on the blue/white-blazed Coppermines Trail for 0.9 miles to the intersection with the AT. 03/13/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If coming from the south (I-80), see directions to the Beulahland Trail (Mile 10.7). Continue another 6.3 miles north on Old Mine Road. to a large parking area on he left. There is also a marked pedestrian crosswalk here. The green arrow and rotating man on the attached map indicate this point. Rotate the street view to the northwest to see the parking and south to see the beginning of the trail.
If coming from the north, follow directions from either Blairstown, NJ or Milford, PA given at Mile 0.0 as far as Millbrook Village. There go southwest on Old Mine Road (County Road 606) towards Delaware Water Gap. The trailhead is on the left in 4.3 miles. The parking area is on the right. GPS:41.0378708 -75.0273264
The red-blazed Coppermines Trail climbs about 800 feet in 2.0 miles to meet the AT at Yards Creek just south of Camp Road. The northbound AT goes left and crosses Camp Road in a few feet. The southbound trail goes right. Given the proximity of this point to a road, the usefulness of this trail as an access to the AT is limited unless one wants to start on Old Mine Road. A nice loop can be made using the Coppermines Trail, the AT and the Kaiser Road Trail. 07/26/17 20-25 shared with fisherman. 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu
3.4
Camp Road (Mohican Outdoor Center)
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Following instructions are from intersection of NJ 94 and Mohican Road, 1.1 miles south of Blairstown. See http://www.mohicanoutdoorcenter.com for directions to this point from I-80 and points in the Northeast. From the above intersection follow Mohican Road west 3 1/2 miles to Gaisler Road. Mohican Road is a winding road with several forks. Always bear right at the Y intersections. Go left on Gaisler Road for 1/2 mile then turn right on Camp Road. this becomes a gravel road. In about 0.8 miles the AT crossing is reached. There are parking pull-offs just beyond the crossing. More parking is available at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Mohican Outdoor Center which is another 1/4 mile further. GPS 41.032159, -75.005074 The northbound trail goes north from the crossing heading towards Catfish Fire Tower and eventually Millbrook-Blairstown Road. The southbound trail immediately crosses Yards Creek and starts to ascend. It eventually reaches Sunfish Pond and then Delaware Water Gap. 07/25/17 4-5 along road at AT crossing 3-4 more at small lot up road toward Center 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu
This road is marked as Mohican Camp Road.Parking is at GPS 41.033217, -75.004033
The road is very narrow. The trail south from here is very rocky especially along Sunfish Pond. There are some great views along here. 07/25/17 5-6 in pull offs along the road. Mohican Center has even more parking with permission. 1
at @ rohland.org
5.3
Kaiser Road Trail
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There are two blue-blazed connectors between the Kaiser Road Trail and the Coppermines Trail. The second of these is the more useful, allowing allows access from the Kaiser Road parking area to the AT at Mile 3.4 just south of Camp Road. Follow the Kaiser Road Trail 1.1 miles to the second connector, go left on that for a quarter miles, then go right on the red-blazed Coppermines Trail for 1.1 miles to the intersection with the AT. 03/13/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If coming from the south (I-80), see directions to the Beulahland Trail (Mile 10.7). Continue another 5.5 miles north on Old Mine Road. to a paved parking area on he left. There is also a marked pedestrian crosswalk here. The green arrow on the attached map indicates this point. Rotate the street view to the northeast to see the parking and southwest to see the beginning of the trail.
If coming from the north, follow directions from either Blairstown, NJ or Milford, PA given at Mile 0.0 as far as Millbrook Village. There go southwest on Old Mine Road (County Road 606) towards Delaware Water Gap. The trailhead is on the left in 5 miles. The parking area is on the right. GPS:41.0303084-75.0390937
The Kaiser Road Trail follows an old woods road all the way to the crest of the ridge to meet the AT. It climbs 1100 feet in 2.0 miles. According to 'Kittatinny Trails' by Robert Boysen, blazing is poor but the route is clear. The blazes are blue rectangles inside larger white rectangles. Coordinates at the AT are 41.0188 -75.0311. At the intersection the northbound AT goes left, the southbound goes right. 08/02/17 10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
7.7
Garvey Springs Trail
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The parking for the Garvey Trail is the same as for the Douglas Trail. (See Mile 9.7) GPS:41.01285 -75.0824
From the parking area walk north (compass east) on Old Mine Road for a short distance. The trail head for the Garvey Springs Trail is on the right a short distance after crossing the bridge across the Sunfish Pond drainage stream. The map attached here is the same as at Mile 9.7 except this one is centered at the Garvey Springs trailhead. Rotate the street view to the south to see it. The orange-blazed Garvey Springs trail is the shortest but steepest route to Sunfish Pond. It climbs 1100 feet in 1.2 miles to meet the AT just north of Sunfish Pond. At the intersection the southbound At goes right, the northbound goes left. 07/30/17 10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
9.7
Douglas Trail
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If coming from the south, see directions to the Beulahland Trail (Mile 10.7). Continue up Old Mine Road for another 2.9 miles passing the Worthington State Forest Campground. Parking is just to left on either side of the northern campground road which intersects Old Mine Road at this point.

If coming from the north, follow directions from either Blairstown, NJ or Milford, PA given at Mile 0.0 as far as Millbrook Village. There go southwest on Old Mine Road (County Road 606) towards Delaware Water Gap. The trailhead is on the left in 7.7 miles. The parking area is on the right. GPS: 41.01285-75.0824
The blue-blazed Douglas Trail begins on the other of Old Mine Road across from the intersection. Just to the north is the drainage stream for Sunfish Pond. The Douglas Trail climbs 1100 feet in 1.7 miles to meet the AT near the Backpacker Campsite at coordinates 40.9995 -76.0900. At the intersection, the northbound trail towards Sunfish Pond goes left, the southbound trail towards Delaware Water Gap goes right.



On the attached map rotate the street view to the north to see the Campground Road and some of the parking. Rotate to the southwest to see the trailhead. 08/09/17
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dlcul @ conncoll.edu
10.7
Beulahland Trail
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From I-80 Westbound. Take Exit 1 off I-80. This merges onto River Road which becomes Old Mine Road. Go 1.1 miles to the parking areas. There is a large one on the left (west) and a driveway to a almost as large on on the right east. The latter one is the Farview Parking area. Either provides parking for the Beulahland Trail.
From I-80 eastbound. Take the exit for River Road. Make a sharp right onto River Road. Initially this parallels the freeway then crosses under it. The parking areas are 1.4 miles from the exit. GPS: 40.9893-75.1275

Note The first section north of I-80 on River Road is a narrow one lane road. Flow of traffic is controlled by stop lights.
The yellow-blazed Beulahland Trail begins at the north end of the east parking lot. This trail is also known as the Farview Trailand some trail signs may call it such. It climbs 550 feet in 1.3 miles to meet the AT at coordinates 40.9857 , -75.1103 . At the intersection the northbound AT goes left, the southbound goes right. Straight ahead the red-blazed Holly Spring Trail leads to the Dunnfield Creek Trail. 08/09/17 20- 25 in west lot 10-15 in east lot 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If coming from the north, follow directions from either Blairstown, NJ or Milford, PA given at Mile 0.0 as far as Millbrook Village. There go southwest on Old Mine Road (County Road 606) towards Delaware Water Gap. The trailhead is on the left in 10.6 miles. The parking area is on the right. GPS: 40.9893-75.1275 8/15/17 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
12.3
Dunnfield Creek Natural Area
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Coming from the east on I-80, exit before crossing the bridge at the sign marked rest area. Coming from the west on I-80 that the first exit after crossing the bridge into New Jersey. 1/30/2006
If you take the exit above from westbound I-80 (the last one before going onto the bridge across the Delaware River) you will go back under I-80 and be on the frontage road heading eastbound. Continue past the Visitor Center until straight ahead there is an entrance ramp to eastbound I-60. Go left here and go back under the freeway. The road bears left again and in a few feet the entrance to the Dunnfield area parking lot is reached. If you are eastbound on I-80, take the first exit at the east end of the bridge. This puts you onto the frontage road. Continue as described. The AT actually follows this frontage road and you will see the white blazes. This is a very large lot but it can be filled to overflowing on a nice fall weekend. There is overflow parking on the grass just beyond the entrance to the parking lot. The northbound trail leaves from the northwest corner of the parking lot. There was a foot bridge across Dunnfield Creek but this was washed out a year or so ago and I don't know if has been replaced. 10/26/06 Ample parking but see comments
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If you are westbound on I-80, a far easier access than the one above is to take the next to last exit about half a mile before going onto the Delaware River Bridge. I believe the signs mention Dunnfield Creek, but I am certain they mention the Appalachian Trail. Continue straight ahead at the end of the exit ramp. It is only a short distance to the entrance to the parking lot on the right. If eastbound on I-80, the route given above is the only access. The street view to the north on the attached map shows the entrance to the main parking area. On the satellite view of the map, note the overflow parking lot to the west of the main one. 10/26/06 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
This is easily accessible from Exit 2 of I80. GPS: N40.58.275 W75.07.529 We were there the first weekend in November and even though it was very cool out, the entire lot was full and vehicles were parked on the grass.

The blue line on the attached map shows the route of the At from the point where the northbound trail leaves the i-80 bridge across the Delaware River (Marker A) to the entrance to the Dunfield Creek parking area. (Marker B). From there the trail enters the parking area, crosses Dunnfield Creek on the west side of the parking area and begins the ascent to Sunfish Pond. 08/15/17
Many 1
at @ rohland.org
12.7
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Information Center
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This is on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap off of I-80. This is 1 mile north of the end of the section. 1/30/2006
See the second listing for Mile 12.3 above. This route passes the Visitor Center where there is ample parking. In fact there is parking all along the frontage road at several picnic sites. 10/26/06 Ample parking
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
This parking is accessible right from Exit 2 of I89. GPS: N40.58.245 W75.07.919 There is a lot of parking at the visitor center. The visitor center has been closed down due to flooding last spring. 11/10/06 Many 1
at @ rohland.org
13.7
West End I-80 Delaware River Bridge
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GPS:40.982440 -75.138069 Drop-off/Pick-up only See Comments The official south end of NJ Section 6 is at the west end of the bridge across the Delaware River. The southbound trail to PA 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 PA Section 1, Mile 0.4). Parking is also available on the NJ side near the Visitor Center. This is about a mile away (See Mile 12.7 above). Relatively new marker depicting border of PA and NJ in middle of walkway on bridge. 07/26/17 0 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu

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