Discover the Appalachian Trail
The trail Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) extends along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. Of the 2,174 miles of trail, 28 miles are within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, only minutes from The Shawnee Inn. Whether hiking for a couple of hours, for the day, or for the entire length of the trail, the AT provides opportunities for majestic views, wildlife sightings, and hiking challenges.
Directions from The Shawnee Inn
- 1. Turn left out of the main entrance onto River Rd.
- 2. Continue on River Rd. for 1.5 miles.
- 3. Turn left onto Broad St. At light, continue to the left (Rte 611).
- 4. Follow up hill for 300 yds and take immediate right after the Deer Head Inn onto Mountain Rd.
- 5. Fork left and follow into the parking area.
My favorite section would be Mt. Minsi. This scenic trail has a secret beauty to it year round, the beautiful fall foliage, the fresh snow powder covering the rhododendron, the flowers blossoming in spring and the incredible greenery during the summer. My favorite part about this section of the trail is that there is a secret trail that goes off of the Appalachian trail and it takes you too a beautiful waterfall with a little swimming hole.
My favorite section would be the challenging red trail at Mt.Tammany. It is full of stunning views and is a breathtaking thrill to any hiker, regardless of their experience level. This trail has three different vantage points that offer amazing views of the gap, along with a waterfall that you pass by coming down the blue trail. I love a challenge and the red trail of Mt. Tammany offers the level of resistance I want while providing the views that I hike for.