Time to Conquer: Your Guide to Hiking Mount Tammany, NJ

Are you ready to conquer Mount Tammany, one of the most rewarding peaks in Warren County, New Jersey? Access this natural gem by taking I-80 to exit 1, then following signs to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Highlights: Stunning Views, Diverse Flora and Fauna, Challenging Trails

  • Stunning Views: Once you reach the summit of Mount Tammany, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of the Delaware Water Gap and the surrounding landscape.
  • Diverse Flora and Fauna: From hardwood forests to vibrant wildflowers and sightings of wildlife such as deer, hawks, and eagles, the hike offers an engaging nature experience.
  • Challenging Trails: The Red Dot Trail to the summit is steep but rewarding, offering adventurous hikers an exhilarating challenge.

Accessories: To have a successful and safe hike up Mount Tammany, consider packing:

Delaware Water Gap & Kittatinny Trails Map


  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • High Point State Park
  • Stokes State Forest
  • Worthington State Forest
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Activities for Everyone:

  • Summit Hiking: Challenge yourself on the Red Dot Trail and be rewarded with a panoramic view at the summit of Mount Tammany.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for local wildlife along the trail. Remember to observe from a distance and not disturb them – including bear (bring a whistle).
  • Photography: The scenic views at the top are perfect for capturing stunning photographs.

Insider Tips for Hiking Mount Tammany:

  • Hiking Time: On average, it takes around 3-4 hours to complete the round-trip hike, depending on your pace and how long you spend at the summit. The hike is about 3.5 miles long.
  • Start Early: The trail can get crowded, especially on weekends. An early start can help you avoid the crowds and get the most out of your hike.
  • Stay Safe: The trail can be steep and rocky in places. Watch your step, take your time, and consider using hiking poles for additional support.
  • Leave No Trace: Help preserve the beauty of Mount Tammany by carrying out any trash you bring in.

See Our More Comprehensive Guide ? Hiking Tammany & What You Need

If you enjoyed your hike at Mount Tammany, you might also want to check out other great hikes in New Jersey, like the Appalachian Trail or the High Point State Park trails.

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