|The ridge of the Appalachians that the Delaware crosses is called the Blue Mountains in
Pennsylvania and the Kittatinny Ridge in New Jersey. The New Jersey mountain is Mount
Tammany; the Pennsylvania mountain is Mount Minsi. The summit of Tammany is 1,200 ft
(370 m) above the river. The Appalachian Trail threads the gap, and climbs the Kittatinies
alongside Dunnfield Creek, passing Sunfish Pond.
You are in the footsteps of two centuries of hikers as you climb the gateposts of the gap,
Mt. Minsi PA and Mt. Tammany NJ (left and above) and emerge atop the "endless mountain" —
Kittatinny Ridge. You can hike 27 miles of the Appalachian Trail within the park.
The area contains somewhere close to 70 miles of trails which lead hikers to breathtaking
overlooks, sublime glens and ravines, rugged outcroppings, a glacial lake, ancient copper
mines and endless hours of serenity.
My hikes in the Gap have been the most challenging and most Beautiful on the East Coast.