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.08/07/18 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
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See directions to parking at the Mohican Outdoor Center (Mile 2.0). Walk up the road another quarter mile to a large open area. (See satellite view). There will be a sign for the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. This is near what is now called Trails End Lodge. Go right. A junction is reached a short distance after re-entering the woods. The orange-blazed Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is to the left while what is now apparently called the Rattlesnake Swamp Connector Trail (also orange-blazed) goes right.Go left at the intersection. The trail goes north over mostly flat and sometimes muddy terrain. You may want to check trail conditions with the MOC staff. It 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. GPS at this junction with the AT: 41.055, -74.9629 (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 Connector Trail
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Follow directions to the trail crossing of Camp Road (Mile 3.4). Continue another quarter mile into the Mohican Outdoor Center. There is a large parking lot to the left where the road is barred to further vehicular traffic. This is about 500 feet past the Visitor Center/office. Parking is free. All a person has to do is fill out brief paperwork in the office. The markers on the attached map indicate the parking area. GPS of parking area: N41.0356 W75.0000 Walk up the road another quarter mile to a large open area. (See satellite view). There will be a sign for the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. This is near what is now called Trails End Lodge. Go right. A junction is reached a short distance after re-entering the woods. The orange-blazed Rattlesnake Swamp Trail is to the left while what is now apparently called the Rattlesnake Swamp Connector Trail (also orange-blazed) goes right. 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 Updated 07/03/18 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 Kaiser Road Trail for 0.9 miles to the intersection with the AT. See the following for a trail map. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7013911/coppermine-trail 03/13/10 Updated07/31/18 1
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 the left. There is also a marked pedestrian crosswalk here. The marker on the attached map indicate this location. Rotate the street view to the north and west 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: N41.0378708 W75.0273264
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 Mohican 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 Mohican Road (AT crossing)
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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 Mohican Road. (The Mohican Outdoor Center instructions call this Camp Road.) It becomes a gravel road. In about 0.8 miles the AT crossing is reached. There are parking pull-offs just beyond the crossing and a small lot a little further up the road. GPS of this small lot: N41.03322 W75.0040. More parking is available at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Mohican Outdoor Center which is another 1/4 mile further (See Mile 2.0). Any parking safety contributions at this mile marker should refer to parking near the trail crossing .GPS at trail crossing N41.03216, -75.0051. The marker on this map indicates the crossing. 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, passes the upper terminus of the Coppermines Trail, and starts to ascend. It eventually reaches Sunfish Pond and then Delaware Water Gap. The trail south is very rocky especially along Sunfish Pond. There are some great views. 07/25/17 Update 08/03/18 4-5 along road at AT crossing 3-4 more at small lot up road toward Center 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu
5.3
Kaiser Road Trail
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DUE TO TWO SEPARATE STORMS IN THE FIRST PART OF 2018 KAISER TRAIL IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. AFTER SPEAKING TO RANGERS SOME TRAILS IN THE DELAWARE WATER GAP MAY NOT OPEN UNTIL 2019. CHECK OUT DELAWARE WATER GAP WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. 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 1
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 marker on the attached map indicates this location. Rotate the street view at this point to the north 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 5 miles. The parking area is on the right. GPS:N41.0303 W75.0391
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 view to the west is back towards the parking area and the the trail head for the Douglas Trail.
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
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dlcul @ conncoll.edu
9.1
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: N41.01285 W75.0824
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 N40.9995 W76.0900. At the intersection, the northbound trail towards Sunfish Pond goes left, the southbound trail towards Delaware Water Gap goes right.

On the attached map the marker indicates the intersection of the campground road and Old Mine Road. Rotate the street view at this point to the north to see the Campground Road and some of the parking. Rotate to the south 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: N40.9893 W75.1276
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 marker on the attached map indicates the entrance to the east lot. The west lot can be seen in the west street view from this point while the driveway to the east lot is in the south view.
The yellow-blazed Beulahland Trail begins at the north end of the east parking lot. This trail is also known as the Fairview Trail and some trail signs may call it such. It climbs 550 feet in 1.3 miles to meet the AT at coordinates 40.9856 , -75.11055 . 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. There are parking areas on either side of the road. See above. GPS: N40.9893 W75.1275 8/15/17 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
12.3
Dunnfield Creek Natural Area
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If you are coming from the east on I-80 take what I believe is Exit 2. There is a sign for Dunnfield Creek and the Appalachian Trail at the exit. Drive down the frontage road for a short distance to the entrance to the parking area on the right.
If you are westbound on I-80, take the first exit in New Jersey which occurs just after crossing the bridge over the Delaware River. Continue on the frontage road past the Visitor Center until straight ahead there is an entrance ramp to eastbound I-80. 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.
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. If you are parking overnight Worthington State Forest would like you to fill out brief paperwork either at their office or by phone. Phone number from their website: (908) 841-9575 The northbound AT leaves from the northwest corner of the parking lot. The marker on the attached map indicates the parking area. GPS: N40.9713 W75.1255 The street view from the point in the westbound lane of I-80 directly south of the marker shows the entrance. 07/31/18 Ample parking but see comments 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If you are westbound on I-80 and miss the exit mentioned in the previous listing continue to the next exit (Exit 1?) which is 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-80. 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. 07/31/18 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 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. The blue line on the map is obscured by a red line indicating the route of a shuttle bus that runs between the Visitor Center and the Dunnfield Creek area. In 2018 this runs on Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through December. During the summer it also runs of Sundays and holidays. 07/31/18 Many 1
at @ rohland.org
12.7
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Information Center
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If traveling eastbound on I-80 take the first exit in NJ just after crossing the Delaware River bridge. Merge onto the south frontage road. On Google maps this is called River Road. Continue straight ahead to the visitor center and parking on the right.
If traveling westbound on I-80 take the exit for Dunnfield Creek and the Appalachian Trail near the Mile 1 sign of the Interstate. In a short distance, go left under the freeway, then go right on the south frontage road (River Road?) . Continue straight ahead to the visitor center and parking on the left.
There is ample parking at the visitor center. However this is a very popular area and the lots may fill quickly. The marker on the attached map is placed in the parking lots . The lots can also be seen can be seen on the satellite view. GPS: N40.9701 W75.1296 08/11/18 Many 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
If you are westbound on I-80 and miss the exit mentioned in the previous listing continue to the next exit (Exit 1) which is 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.to the Visitor Center on the right. Overnight parking is allowed at Visitor Center. Hikers are requested to leave basic information. The center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day Friday -Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. When not open call (570) 426-2457 and leave information. 8/12/18 Many 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 I-80 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. Parking or even stopping on the Interstate is dangerous. Drop-off/ pickup may be possible at the end of the dead end street. This is the point indicated by the marker on the attached map. See Mile 0.0 of PA Section 1. Closest parking on the Pennsylvania side 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 0.2 and 0.4). The northbound trail (to NJ Sec. 6) crosses the bridge using a pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge. Parking is also available on the NJ side near the Visitor Center. This is about a mile away (See Mile 12.7 above). There is a relatively new marker depicting border of PA and NJ in middle of walkway on bridge. 07/26/17 Updated 08/02/18 0 1
dicul @ conncoll.edu

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