National Park Service regulations currently require masks in all federal buildings regardless of vaccination status.

PEEC offers six trails that vary in distance and difficulty. All trails are loops that begin and end on the PEEC Campus. 

Hiking Trails are Open Daily Year-Round -- Dawn to Dusk 

Trail Maps are available outside the main building to the right of the front door or download the Trail Map PDF.

For your own safety and enjoyment, please follow these guidelines: 

  • Motorized vehicles and bicycles are prohibited on PEEC trails.
  • Remain on the marked trails.
  • Do not drink water from ponds and streams.
  • Dogs on the trails must be leashed at all times.
  • Check-in with our staff for information & recommendations.
  • Remember: Take only pictures & leave only footprints

      National Park Service Leave No Trace video

WINTER HIKERS (November -- February):  Please be mindful of weather conditions and daylight hours before heading out; we recommend you begin your walk by 2:00 pm.

 Fossil Trail - Blue Blazed

 

  • 1.03 miles  / 1 hour -- Moderate Difficulty Level
  • Pass a wetland area and descend into a beautiful, mature hardwood ravine. After crossing a small stream, the trail climbs back up the ravine.  Watch for the fossil outcrop sign.
  • Please leave the fossils for others to admire.

Fossil Trail Guide PDF

Ridgeline Trail - Yellow Blazed 

 

  • 3.63 miles / 3 hours -- Moderate Difficulty Level
  • Walk through expansive oak-hickory forests, shady hemlock ravines, and wetland areas.
  • Steep and rocky terrain; where the trail courses over a rock ledge, additional care should be taken -- Recommended for experienced hikers

Ridgeline Trail Guide PDF

Scenic Gorge Trail - Red Blazed 

  • 1.5 miles / 1 hour -- Moderate / Easy Difficulty Level
  • Experience an open hardwood forest ecosystem & a dark, cool hemlock canopy along Spackman's Creek.

Scenic Gorge Trail Guide PDF 

Tumbling Waters Trail - Orange Blazed

 

  • 3.01 mils / 2 hours - Moderate Difficulty Level
  • Enjoy the beautiful overlook of the Delaware Valley & the Kittatinny Mountains in New Jersey, then take a series of switchbacks down to the waterfalls.  Climb back up the switchbacks to continue on the main trail, which quickly ascends Killer Hill.

Tumbling Waters Trail Guide PDF

Two Ponds Trail - White Blazed 

 

  • 1.4 miles / 1 hour - Easy Difficulty Level
  • View towering pine plantations and two scenic pond environments. 
  • Watch for various birds and wildlife along this trail.

Two Ponds Trail Guide PDF

Trail For Everyone - Purple Blazed 

 

  • 0.2 miles / 20 minutes -- Easy Difficulty Level
  • PEEC's most leisurely and flattest trail with numerous benches and interactive activities -- stroller-friendly

Trail for Everyone Trail Guide PDF

Sensory Awareness Trail

  • A rope guides blindfolded users, focusing on other senses, around a short loop trail.
  • The Sensory Awareness Trail is located just past the entrance to the Tumbling Waters / Fossil Trails.

Biodiversity at PEEC

The enjoyment and study of nature and natural systems is a focal point at PEEC.  Our proximity to 200,000 acres of public lands, including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, numerous state parks, forests, and game lands offers a world of opportunities for our guests to explore. 

    

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