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Cliff Trail

Intermediate

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2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 412' 126 m
Descent: -180' -55 m
High: 997' 304 m
Low: 634' 193 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Offering some of the best views in the Delaware Water Gap, this trail is a must-do for all!

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Description

To access this trail, start at the Raymondskill Road Parking Area and head north across the road.

Follow the white-blazed trail up a steep ridgeline for approximately a mile before reaching the cliff edge. Travel along the sheer edge of the cliff, stopping to take in each new view as you find open pockets through the trees. These are some of the best views available in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, so don't forget to bring your camera!

Be sure to keep your children close, as the trail passes very close to the sheer cliff edge in multiple places.

This trail can be linked with many other trails in the Cliff Park area, providing visitors with as short or as long of a run as they desire.

For a truly sublime experience, visit this trail in the autumn to view the Delaware River Gap erupt in vibrant shades of orange and red.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for chestnut, white oak, and northern red oak along the trail. During the summer, blueberry, huckleberry, and mountain laurel have been known to grow amidst the underbrush.

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One of many wonderful views along Cliff Park Trail, which overlooks the Delaware River into New Jersey.
Jul 16, 2017 near Milford, PA
Arguably the best views in the Delaware Water Gap NRA are in Cliff Park. Here, one of the many easily accessible view points looks down on the Delaware River and McDade Trail.
Sep 23, 2018 near Milford, PA
The peaceful Delaware River, meandering through farmland near Milford, PA.
Jul 16, 2017 near Milford, PA
Contemplating the meaning of life (or perhaps it is just thinking on a great breakfast sandwich) along Cliff Trail.
Oct 4, 2018 near Milford, PA
X Marks the Spot?  Looking down on the Delaware River with the Kittatinny Range in the distance, foggy mornings on Cliff Park drive home why this is an NPS Recreation Area
Feb 27, 2018 near Milford, PA
It's not often you are above the clouds in eastern Pennsylvania, but the cool Delaware River often creates a cloud inversion below the ledges of Cliff Park in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Jul 31, 2019 near Milford, PA

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