Thunder Swamp and Pinchot Trails Backpack ( 9/25 to 9/30 )

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 12:00PM - Monday, September 30, 2024 12:00PM


Delaware State Forest,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.

Registration opens Sep 15, 2024


This fall, join us for a fantastic adventure on two major trails of the Pennsylvania State Forest System. We will head to Thunder Swamp in the Delaware State Forest for a 2.5-day adventure and then spend 3.5 days backpacking the Pinchot Trail System in the Pinchot State Forest. The Thunder Swamp Trail is 32 miles with 2500ft elevation gain. The Pinchot Trail is 22 miles with 1700ft elevation gain. This is for those who are seasoned backpackers with experience doing multi-day trips. All participants are expected to be self-sufficient with food, water and shelter. Our fall adventure will begin at Thunder Swamp in the Delaware State Forest: Day 1: Meet at Thunder Swamp Trailhead around noon and hike 6.5 miles. Day 2: Hike 11 (+ - ) miles to the next campsite. Day 3: Hike 1.5 miles. Drive to Pinchot State Forest to hike 6 miles = 7 1/2 miles. Day 4: Hike 11.5 miles. Day 5: Hike 8 miles to the next campsite. Day 6: Hike 1.5 miles back to trailhead and drive home. Items strongly recommended for this trip: 1. Head or full body net covering ( expect less bugs in Sept ) 2. Mosquito and tick repellent 3. 1-2 extra pairs of socks so if feet get wet they can be dried, fit with dry socks and covered by plastic bags before stepping back into wet boots. Wet feet are to be avoided when hiking ! Please bring plastic bags ! If you have any questions, reach out!

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Pinchot Trail
Thunder Swamp Trail

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Take the I-80 West to US. 209 North via exit 309. Take the US 209 to PA-402 towards Porter Township.



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

AMC Bethlehem PA Office




Adults (18+)


AMC leader since 2018 ! " What is life ? If it isn't adventure it is nothing at all " I enjoy backpacking, hiking, canoeing and sailing ! Mountain Leadership and Wilderness First Aid trained by AMC. AMC Master Leader.


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