Get a peek at the Delaware River from atop a bluff, walk past houses abandoned because of the Tocks Island Dam project, and take a brief side trail to tiny DePue Cemetery.
We did this hike on 5/1/11 after a brief 2 mile hike at Tillman Ravine, which is further down the road from Millbrook Village. This hike is about 6.9 miles, so combined with Tillman it made for a decent length hike.
Detailed hike guide on our main Millbrook and Van Campens Glen page.
This hike starts at historic Millbrook Village and mostly follows woods roads. Get a peek at the Delaware River from atop a bluff, walk past houses abandoned because of the Tocks Island Dam project, and take a brief side trail to tiny DePue Cemetery.
Then hike through Van Campens Glen – a shady, rocky (and popular) path next to a stream and waterfall.
It was a beautiful day yet we only encountered a couple of hikers on the trail.
More people were at Van Campens Glen, and once it gets warmer this area will be teaming with people. It’s one of the most scenic areas in NJ so you won’t have it to yourself, but it is certainly worth a visit.
Van Campens Glen can be hiked on it’s own, without doing the rest of this route if you are looking for short hike with a lot of scenery. The path is quite rocky in places, and could be too slippery in wet or icy conditions.
The last part of this hike goes past some of the historic Millbrook Village buildings.
Bridge over Van Campens Brook, circa 10/2015, archived from main hike page: