Hemlock Pond Trail
ElevationAscent: 72' 22 m
Descent: -70' -21 m
High: 1,269' 387 m
Low: 1,200' 366 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A peaceful route handrailing a pristine New Jersey pond.”— Hunter R
Family Friendly Children will love dipping their tired feet in Hemlock Pond's cool waters.
While there are multiple parking areas available to Hemlock Pond Trail users, the easiest access is from the Crater Lake Parking Area.
Starting from the Crater Lake Trailhead, head counterclockwise along the Crater Lake, continuing through a junction with the AT: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (NY/NJ) along a winding trail until reaching a junction with the Hemlock Pond Trail. Journey along the Hemlock Pond Trail in either direction, taking time to relish in the beautiful scenery around you, and maybe even dip your toes in the pond's cool, clear waters. Along the way, the trail surface is a mixture of easily-navigable roots, small rocks, and smooth-treaded dirt.
After completing the loop around the Hemlock Pond, visitors can either return the way they came, or extend their hike along the Blue Mountain Lake Trail (Outer Loop).
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Land Manager: NPS - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area