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greenBlue Karamac Trail

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 151' 46 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 425' 130 m
Low: 304' 93 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

A scenic rail trail along the Delaware, rich with cultural history from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hunter R

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Children will enjoy hiking along the scenic Delaware and viewing historic artifacts on trail.

Description

Journey along the Karamac Trail to travel back in time over a hundred years to when the Delaware Water Gap was a vibrant community bustling with commerce and tourism.

Starting at the southern parking area, travel along smooth tread and gentle grades, taking time to enjoy the magnificent river below you. Along the path, keep your eyes peeled for crumbling concrete and rusting metal- some of the last remaining indicators of this area's dynamic history. Toward the end of the trail, right before the trail climbs strenuously, peer over the Delaware to view one of the last surviving remnants of the former railway: The concrete pillars of the NSY&W Karamac truss bridge.

Constructed in 1882, the truss bridge ferried freight and passengers to the Pennsylvania side of the Gap until 1940, when the railroad went bankrupt and dismantled the aging trusses perched high above the water.

For more information about the history of the Karamac Trail and the surrounding area, visit click here.

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Feb 23, 2019
Adam Rebacz
Oct 1, 2017
Steven Kolombaris
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