Shawnee on Delaware
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Hike a spectacular stretch of the Appalachian Trail in the Pocono Mountains, passing through the Delaware Water Gap, practicing yoga and learning about the region from a park ranger.
Program No. 14629RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Lace up your boots and discover a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Pocono Mountains — a stretch prized for its outstanding views. Pass through the picturesque Delaware Water Gap and follow rocky ridges a few thousand feet above sea level. Learn trail orientation, hiking safety and the history and preservation of a national treasure while wrapped in nature's beauty and serenity.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Each day choose from hikes of 3, 6, or 10 miles based on personal preference and abilities. Rocky, uneven terrain; elevations between 500 and 1200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy hikes led by experienced, knowledgeable experts on the renowned Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Get acquainted with the environment of the Poconos on a walk with a local naturalist.
  • Learn after-hiking yoga relaxation techniques from a local expert to help you stretch and unwind after a day on the trails.
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Rick Koval
Rick Koval is a longtime resident of Luzerne County and a professional naturalist, consultant, wildlife photographer and award-winning outdoor writer. He was the director of land conservation for the North Branch Land Trust before becoming the head naturalist for Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. Rick is a local television personality as a naturalist on the popular show, “Pennsylvania Outdoor Life.” He is currently writing a book on the native orchids of the Poconos.
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