Mind the Gap
Double Your Summits, Double Your Fun.
Climb Mt. Tammany on the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap, then climb Mt. Minsi on the PA side in the same day. More views than you can shake a hiking stick at. Yowza!
Summary: This challenge combines two classic hikes in the Delaware Water Gap, and let's you see the Gap from both summits in one day. Outstanding views on each trail. At Minsi's summit we could see where we'd been on Tammany's summit... which was rather nifty.
8.6 miles total; challenging. It's not the distance on these hikes - it's the steepness. Mt Tam will especially get the old ticker pumping. (you are in good shape, right?)
Also factor in driving time to your day. If you are driving from central Jersey, Mt. Tam's parking is about 1.5-1.75 hrs away. The 2nd trailhead is about 10-15 minutes away. So, if you were driving from further south it might be more driving than you want to do in one day. Consider an overnight stay, you deserve it.
Directions: Simply use our hike pages for each section, Mt. Tammany and Mt. Minsi. You can also check out our blog entry, “Mind the Gap” – Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi in One Day.
Mt. Tammany hike video:
Mt. Minsi hike video: