Rattlesnake Swamp Trail
ElevationAscent: 256' 78 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 1,371' 418 m
Low: 1,187' 362 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
Current trail conditions
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“A quaint trail passing through dense forests, rolling streams, and marshy swamps.”— Hunter R
Follow the gently graded trail through mixed hardwood forest to the edge of Catfish Pond. Keep your eyes peeled for beavers at this spot, as their handiwork can be spotted throughout the pond. Continue along the trail, crossing Yards Creek and navigating the swamp from which the trail gets its name.
Once the swamp has been conquered, enjoy a peaceful, flat trail through red maple, white oak, and the occasional hemlock before climbing steeply to the trail's junction with the Appalachian Trail (AT).
For those wishing to return a different way than they came, heading south on the AT to the Rattlesnake Swamp/AT Connector is a potential option. Head west along the connector to reach the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail, at which point head south to return to your car.
Land Manager: NPS - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area