Monday, November 16, 2020

Mt. Tammany Delaware Water Gap Lower View

Worthington State Forest
Warren Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Red Dot Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 0:40 hour
Estimated Distance: 0.9 Miles
Hike Type: In and out

Pros: Good climb and very scenic view
Cons: None, except for limited parking on weekends

Google Map of Parking:

I had a wedding in Bushkills Falls, Pennsylvania. The route is beautiful where Route 80 passes through the Delaware Water Gap, with steep cliffs on each side as Mt. Tammany and Mt. Minsi drop sharply into the water for the Delaware River to pass through. Route 80 winds its way through this narrow gap, with a parking area and trailhead and some very popular hiking.

I figured once I was driving through, I would do a short, quick hike in the area. How could I drive through the area without stopping there? I parked in the first parking area at the Red Dot Trail trailhead, and took the Red Dot Trail up the mountain to the first view. This is a short but steep climb with some rocky areas. The view faces east towards the top of Mt. Tammany and the Delaware River and Route 80 below. I then turned around and went back the same way, changing from my hiking clothing into wedding clothing in the parking area.

Map of the Route
Parking Area and Steep Cliffs

Signs at the Beginning of the Hike

Rocky Climb Ascending on the Red Dot Trail

Steep Rock Face on the Trail on the Ascent

Approaching the View

First View at Mt. Tammy Overlooking the Delaware River and Route 80.

Summit of Mt. Tammany in the Distance from the Lower View

Mt. Minsi on the Pennsylvania Side of the Delaware River

Late Afternoon Sun Above Mt. Minsi
Another Late Afternoon View with the Sun Descending Towards the Horizon

Me at the Mt. Tammany Lower View

Me Overlooking Mt. Minsi Across the River

Final View on Mt. Tammany Prior to my Descent

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