Worthington State Forest

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Park Overview:

Located within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Worthington State Forest features a number of rugged trails, including popular hikes to Mount Tammany and Sunfish Pond.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:21.8 miles
Park Acreage:6233 acres
City/County/
State:
Columbia/Warren/NJ
Buy Trail Map:Kittatinny Trails Map
Buy Book:Kittatinny Trails - Hiking Guide Book

Park Description:

Located within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Worthington State Forest contains some of the most rugged terrain in the state.  Comprising the southern part of the Kittatinny Ridge, the state forest extends approximately seven miles along the ridge and includes 6,584 acres.  Among the forest's features is a glacial lake, Sunfish Pond.

At the southern end of the forest is the Dunnfield Creek Natural Area.  The creek tumbles over a waterfall on its way from Mount Tammany to the Delaware River.

Trails Overview:

These trails are among the most heavily used in New Jersey, with the summit of Mount Tammany and Sunfish Pond being popular destinations.  The Appalachian Trail runs through the center of the forest, and many other trails connect to it, making possible a variety of loop hikes. There are ten marked trails, many of them rugged, ranging from 0.4 to 6.9 miles. Map:  http://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/upload/sb2Hikes.pdf

Directions:

Take US 80 west to last exit in New Jersey [Millbrook/Flatbrookville].  At bottom of ramp, turn right on Old Mine Road, the park office is three miles on left.  Another parking area with trail heads can be reached by taking the "Rest Area" exit about a mile before the Delaware River bridge, and before Exit 1.  Continue past the rest area to the parking lot for the Dunnfield Creek Natural Area. 

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry
908-841-9575
Region:Kittatinnies
Fees:None

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Nice campground in the

Nice campground in the Worthington State Forest. Canoeing on the Delaware and Pequest fish hatchery are nearby. Lots of great hikes in the area.