Damascus Forest Trail

1.1 miles
E - Easy

hike

DELAWARE RIVER REGION TRAIL

Upper Delaware Take a Hike! Trail

Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.63574 W75.06233

Getting There: Cross the Delaware River from New York into Pennsylvania on the bridge at Cochecton. Almost immediately turn left on River Road. Follow River Road south along the river for a total of 6 miles. At 2.7 miles be sure to bear to the left to stay on River Road. Turn right on Macubbins Road and drive .7 miles to the parking area on the right.

Difficulty: This hike is rated EASY since it is only 1.1 miles long. The trail is reasonably well-worn but not always well-maintained. It is marked with yellow paint blazes.The total elevation gain is only 130 feet.

Trail Surface: The trail surface may have a few large stones and some tree branches on the trail. Most of the trail is grass or dirt with a generous helping of soft pine needles.

Hike Description: Walk through the opening in the rail fence next to the information kiosk. There aren’t any visible markers but hug the edge of the field staying near the woods and you will pick up yellow paint blazes. The trail heads north through an evergreen forest gaining a little elevation. There can be a lot of debris and some blowdowns on the trail. You will quickly reach a power line right-of-way. The trail turns off the right-of-way and heads north through some more evergreen forest. Look to the left down the hill and you will see a trail which is for the return trip. At about half a mile into the hike there is a stone wall where the trail turns left and descends to the lower trail. The trail now runs along a wetland and heads southwest through some mixed softwood and hard wood forest until at .75 miles it turns south. The trail now follows a woods road which is open and easy to follow. Soon you will see the parking area up a hill on the left. There aren’t many blazes to guide you so walk out to the road, turn left and then almost immediately left again into the parking area.

 

Terrain Difficulty
E - Easy
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