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3.5 Mile Mount Tammany Hike Delaware Water Gap and Salt Gastropub

NJ side of the Gap, in Worthington State Forest.  Classic hike in the Delaware Water Gap, in northwestern NJ. Trail heads steeply uphill to a fantastic overlook of the “Gap” – the break in the Kittatinny Mountains that was carved by the Delaware River. Great views of the surrounding area and Mt. Minsi across the way. Watch hawks catch the thermals while you have your snack.

3.5 miles. We'll start off on the RED DOT trail from the First Parking Lot.  RED DOT climbs 1250 feet in 1.5 miles (a little minor scrambling involved) to a rocky outcrop overlooking the Gap, Mt Minsi and Rt. 80 below and come down the back side on the BLUE trail.  We'll have lunch at the top on the peak and later after the hike we'll end up at Salt for a beer or two. 

The views are amazing as you can see from my photo's I took last weekend.  



The first part of this hike is short in length, but strenuous due to the steepness and rocky scramblers. The rest of the hike coming down on the BLUE trail is a little rocky in some spots, but for the most part is fairly easy.  Plus it leads to a beautiful creek with water falls. 

This hike is not recommended for beginners.  Please do not sign up if you have any physical or health limitations.  You are responsible for wearing appropriate gear, i.e.; hiking boots (cross trainers are ok), warm layered clothing, gloves (if necessary), head warmers (ski caps), eye wear and anything else to keep you comfortable and safe.  Also, important to have tick repellent, sunblock, plenty of water (at least a liter [33.8 oz]) and lunch/snacks.

We will meet at the First Parking Lot at 9:45 am.  GPS: N[masked] W[masked]

Route 80 west to just before the last exit in New Jersey. On the right there is a sign for Dunnfield Creek Natural Area. There is a parking lot on the right, then a large main lot in the center and if that is full, you can park on the grass next to that.  The road is one way so you can’t backtrack to a passed lot unless you get back onto Rt 80 and come around.




SALT GASTROPUB

109 US Highway 206

Stanhope, NJ 07874

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Nine miles south of Newton on US Highway 206, on the right, before the Shop Rite.

Two miles north of Interstate 80 on US Highway 206, on the left, past the Shop Rite. 

http://www.saltgastropub.com/directions.html  

BEER LIST  http://www.saltgastropub.com/beer.html




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  • Hudifah R.

    I've never hiked before, but I used to be an avid runner, and I ran cross country for some time, would I still be advised to stay away from this kind of hike?

    November 6, 2013

    • Art

      Easily done. I see little kids and elderly people on red trail all the time..

      November 7, 2013

    • Hudifah R.

      Sorry for the late response, I got busy with stuff, but I'll check out the next venture for sure.

      November 30, 2013

  • Chris

    This was such a great hike on what will probably be one of nicest days in November. This was a really good group of people and it was nice to see some familiar faces. Dave, thanks for setting this up and great job organizing.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Sharon

    The photos are fabulous - thank you all that sent them It was a great hike - and I was so relieved no one laughed at me when I was sucking wind 3/4 up :)

    November 18, 2013

  • Maurice

    Glad you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thanks again Dave for organizing a wonderful hike.

    November 18, 2013

  • Judy

    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing them. I had a great hike with all of you.

    November 17, 2013

  • Dave

    Thank you Maurice for all the great photos.

    November 17, 2013

  • Sharon

    Awesome. Nice group, great hike, great beer following and the good feeling I did something good for body and soul on a beautiful November day :)

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Eileen

    I'M so glad I came. It was a very nice day and a very friendly group. Kristjan had alot of fun!

    November 17, 2013

  • Peter D

    Great hike, views and company

    November 17, 2013

  • Peter D

    Incredible hike, amazing views and great company.

    November 16, 2013

  • Dave

    It was a beautiful day for a fall hike. Everyone that showed were awesome. Had a great time with all of you.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Karen

    I had a great time!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Leslie A.

    Beautiful place, nice people, and well-led. A + !

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Laurelei

    Hi there- I drove there and got lost as well, so I had to come home. :( Hope you are all enjoying the hike.

    November 16, 2013

    • Will

      Meet too!

      November 16, 2013

  • Dana S

    I'm lost

    November 16, 2013

    • Dave

      Dana I'm sorry but we're on the trail already. Call me. [masked]

      November 16, 2013

  • Peter D

    We'll be there but we'll not be going to the Gastropub afterwards.

    November 15, 2013

    • Dave

      NP, see you on the hike.

      November 16, 2013

  • Maria

    Sorry I have to cancel. I caught a stomach bug. Feeling pretty miserable and weak right now. Have fun..I'll come next time.

    November 15, 2013

    • Dave

      Sorry you are sick. Hope you feel better.

      November 16, 2013

  • Vicki y.

    I am coming from Leonia/Fort Lee area myself, if anybody needs to carpool, i have plenty of room

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Leslie A.

    I am a question mark regarding the Gastropub...depends on when we finish.

    Thanks.

    November 15, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Hi thanks I think I am going to pass on this hike although I would love to see the DE WATER GAP not feeling the two hour drive! HAVE FUN catch up for later event!

    November 14, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Hi. Open to direction suggestions from Bristol PA. . . Thank you hope I can find my way. . . . .

    November 14, 2013

    • Dave

      Oops! Above the photo map of the parking... in green you'll the GPS link.

      November 14, 2013

    • Art

      Last exit before toll from NJ (exit 1 going 80 West).. and 1st exit after toll coming from PA (swing under highway for parking lot)..

      November 14, 2013

  • Maurice

    Dave, Count on 2 more for the Gastropub.

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, extended travel and wont make it.

    November 14, 2013

  • Vicki A

    Have to cxl (work related). Was looking forward to hiking with the group..

    November 14, 2013

  • Mike C.

    About how long should the hike take in total?

    November 11, 2013

    • Dave

      Mike, the hike will take between 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the our group. We will stop at the peak to snack and/or eat lunch.

      November 11, 2013

  • Sharon

    Clicked the "Wait List" Hope to get on. Just drove through the Water Gap about 3 hours ago coming home from Binghamton, NY - thinking, "Man, I'd like to hike this :) "

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Maurice

    Great photos!

    November 7, 2013

  • Mike C.

    What will the pace of the hike be like?

    November 6, 2013

    • Dave

      I will keep the pace moderate. I like to hike fast, but I realize some people it's a little challenging at a faster pace. I'm flexible. If everyone agrees to go at a faster pace, I will push a little harder. I want everyone to enjoy the hike and not suffer. It will be a great workout and the rewards are the incredible views.

      November 6, 2013

    • Mike C.

      Okay, cool.

      November 6, 2013

  • Irene

    Sorry, can't join you on this one but want to commend you on your thorough directions and gorgeous pictures! Hope to meet everyone soon!

    1 · November 6, 2013

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