FREE Water Gap Hiker Shuttle.
All parking areas full? Don't let parking stress you out.

Our free shuttle provides access to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Kittatinny Visitors Center (NJ), Dunnfield Creek Trailhead (NJ), Lake Lenape Trailhead (PA), Delaware Water Gap Park and Ride (PA), and new for 2021, Point of the Gap Overlook (PA). There is no trailer / boat portage service in 2021. Service begins Saturday, April 24, 2021 and continues each Saturday and Sunday until October 17, 2021. Includes Memorial Day (May 31st), Independence Day (Celebrated July 5th) and Labor Day (September 6th).

Click on the link below for the shuttle schedule.

Water Gap Hiker Shuttle
Delaware Water Gap Park and Ride / Kittitanny Visitors Center / Dunnfield Creek

Effective April 24, 2021


Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Delaware Water Gap / PnR place Kittatinny Visitors Center place Dunnfield Creek place Delaware Water Gap / PnR
10:00 AM 10:04 AM 10:06 AM 10:10 AM
10:30 AM 10:34 AM 10:36 AM 10:40 AM
11:00 AM 11:04 AM 11:06 AM 11:10 AM
11:30 AM 11:34 AM 11:36 AM 11:40 AM
12:00 PM 12:04 PM 12:06 PM 12:10 PM
12:30 PM 12:34 PM 12:36 PM 12:40 PM
Break
1:30 PM 1:34 PM 1:36 PM 1:40 PM
2:00 PM 2:04 PM 2:06 PM 2:10 PM
2:30 PM 2:34 PM 2:36 PM 2:40 PM
3:00 PM 3:04 PM 3:06 PM 3:10 PM
3:30 PM 3:34 PM 3:36 PM 3:40 PM
4:00 PM 4:04 PM 4:06 PM 4:10 PM
4:30 PM 4:34 PM 4:36 PM 4:40 PM
5:00 PM 5:04 PM 5:06 PM 5:10 PM
5:30 PM 5:34 PM 5:36 PM 5:40 PM

Minsi Route | Outbound
Delaware Water Gap Park and Ride / Mt. Minsi / Point of the Gap Overlook

Effective April 24, 2021


Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Delaware Water Gap / PnR place Mountain Road / PA 611 Point of the Gap Overlook place
10:12 AM 10:15 AM 10:20 AM
10:42 AM 10:45 AM 10:50 AM
11:12 AM 11:15 AM 11:20 AM
11:42 AM 11:45 AM 11:50 AM
12:12 PM 12:15 PM 12:20 PM
12:42 PM 12:45 PM 12:50 PM
Break
1:42 PM 1:45 PM 1:50 PM
2:12 PM 2:15 PM 2:20 PM
2:42 PM 2:45 PM 2:50 PM
3:12 PM 3:15 PM 3:20 PM
3:42 PM 3:45 PM 3:50 PM
4:12 PM 4:15 PM 4:20 PM
4:42 PM 4:45 PM 4:50 PM
5:12 PM 5:15 PM 5:20 PM
5:42 PM 5:45 PM 5:50 PM

Minsi Route | Inbound
Point of the Gap Overlook to Mt. Minsi and Delaware Water Gap PnR

Effective April 24, 2021


Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Point of the Gap Overlook place Mountain Road / PA 611 Delaware Water Gap / PnR place
10:20 AM 10:23 AM 10:26 AM
10:50 AM 10:53 AM 10:56 AM
11:20 AM 11:23 AM 11:26 AM
11:50 AM 11:53 AM 11:56 AM
12:20 PM 12:23 PM 12:26 PM
12:50 PM 12:53 PM 12:56 PM
Break
1:50 PM 1:53 PM 1:56 PM
2:20 PM 2:23 PM 2:26 PM
2:50 PM 2:53 PM 2:56 PM
3:20 PM 3:23 PM 3:26 PM
3:50 PM 3:53 PM 3:56 PM
4:20 PM 4:23 PM 4:26 PM
4:50 PM 4:53 PM 4:56 PM
5:20 PM 5:23 PM 5:26 PM
5:50 PM 5:53 PM 5:56 PM

About the Hiker Shuttle

2021 Season Service Update

Update as of April 16, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCTA will only operate the Hiker Shuttle for the 2021 season. Last year, the Kittatinny Visitors Center and Dunnfield Creek areas were overwhelmed with visitors and vehicles. MCTA will provide weekend and holiday shuttle service from Delaware Water Gap, PA to Kittatinny and Dunnfield Creek, NJ as well as DWG Borough and Point of the Gap (PA) with mass transit bus service. Service is anticipated to start in late April and continue through mid-October 2021. The most time passengers will spend on the bus (barring an accident on I-80) would be 5 - 7 minutes in any direction.

River Runner 2022

Suspending the River Runner for the 2021 season was a difficult decision. MCTA understands it may not be popular with our most ardent River Runner passengers. Due to the nature of the River Runner service, such as the smaller vehicles used, the length of time passengers can spend on the vehicle, and the potential for swealtering heat that discourages the use of masks, MCTA has determined running the River Runner to not be in the best health interest of our operators and the general public.

However, there is a silver lining ... The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area has received funding for the Transit in the Park service through the summer of 2025. We fully hope that next year we'll be able to "get back to normal." In 2022, there will be some enhancements to the service. MCTA will be outfitting the shuttles with a computer aided dispatch system to provide the public with up to the second location tracking.

We look forward to a safe and fun hiking season in the Gap. Hope to see you on the bus!

Contact Information

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Phone(570) 243-3400
Emailtrip@gomcta.com
FacebookTransit in the Park

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Hiking along
the Delaware River

Dunnfield Creek / Appalachian Trail

The Hiker Shuttle is you link to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Worthington State Forest, providing service between Delaware Water Gap Park and Ride, Kittatinny Visitors Center, Dunnfield Creek (for the Mt. Tammany / Red Dot Trail), and Mountain Road in Delaware Water Gap, PA, for access to the Appalachian Trail at Mt. Minsi. After 10 AM on most summer weekends, parking lots at both locations are full. The Water Gap Hiker Shuttle will permit you to park your car in a safe place and provide you easy access to the trails at Dunnfield Creek and on Mt. Minsi. This shuttle will run every half hour between 10 AM and 5:30 PM, departing from the Park and Ride.

Dunnfield Creek

Wild and Scenic River System

50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River System

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The Act is notable for safeguarding the special character of these rivers, while also recognizing the potential for their appropriate use and development. It encourages river management that crosses political boundaries and promotes public participation in developing goals for river protection.

Things to Do In Delaware Water Gap Borough

So you got to Dunnfield Creek and Kittatinny and there's no parking - you were given info about this great place to park and ride back over using the Pocono Pony. After your hike, and you've returned to you car, explore Delaware Water Gap Borough. With shops and restuarants (from fast food to fine dining), it is a great way to finish off a great day in the Gap!

AT Crossing the Delaware River

Hiking Resources

There are so many possiblities when taking a hike in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area / Worthington State Forest. In addition to planning an extended over night hike on the Appalachian Trail, many day hikes from easy to difficult can be found. If you are a beginner hiker, you may find this resource from HobbyHelp useful or this one from Nature Sport Central.

The McDade Trail

The McDade Trail offers a unique view of the Delaware River and the surrounding area for the 30+ miles from Milford to Hialeah. Hiking and biking are acceptable uses of the crushed stone trail. Numerous small bridges span the gaps between gullies and small streams. Expansive views welcome vistors who make the journey to key locations.

Waterfalls and Other Gems

For the intrepid visitor, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area on the Pennsylvania side has a number of great places to visit, accessible by hiking or cycling. Dingman's Falls is one of the tallest on the US East Coast. Raymondskill Falls are tucked into an area known for its incredible views. A number of trailheads exist radiating perpendicular to the McDade Trail on the other side of US 209.

Dingmans Falls

Transit in the Park 2021 Shuttle Map

Use this link to open a Google map of the shuttle routes