Mt. Tammany to Sunfish Pond

Credit goes to Bridget for the details and research. Thank you Bridget!

 

 

Approximately 10 mile hike up Mt. Tammany out to Sunfish Pond (a beautiful glacial lake) and back.  We'll take the steep Tammany Red Dot trail which climbs to the top of Mt. Tammany at 1,527 ft in the first 1.2 miles with lots of scenic views of the Delaware River, Water Gap and Mt. Minsi (1,463 ft) on the PA side.  Next, the group can decide whether to: A) take the Mt. Tammany Fire Road along the ridge out to Sunfish Pond (easier) or B) descend along the Blue Dot trail, meeting up with the scenic Dunnfield Creek trail which crosses over the Dunnfield Creek in some sections and requires a little more uphill hiking.  We'll have a lunch break at Sunfish Pond and take the Appalachian Trail or Dunnfield Creek trail back. 

This hike is considered somewhat strenuous and we will likely take 5-6 hours.  Suggestions: pack lunch and sufficient water and snacks and wear proper hiking footwear.

After the hike, we can stop for an optional post-hike dinner at the famous Hot Dog Johnny's or another local restaurant.

Dunnfield Parking Area GPS[masked] [masked]

From Interstate 80 westbound, New York, New Jersey
Continue on Interstate 80 westbound about 3 miles past Exits 4A/B/C, Stay in the right lane and take the rest area exit on the right. Continue on the service road down past the rest area, and up an entrance ramp as if to re-enter Interstate 80 westbound. Turn right from the ramp before it re-enters Interstate 80 into Dunnfield Parking Area. (part of Worthington State Forest)

If you miss the exit for the rest area ...
Stay in the right lane, and continue 1 mile farther on Interstate 80 to NJ Exit 1 "Millbrook/Flatbrookville." Turn hard left at the end of the exit ramp, and continue 3/4 back eastward along the service road, passing Kittatinny Point, and turn left at the underpass. Turn left again on a ramp that re-enters Interstate 80 westbound, but turn right from the ramp before it re-enters Interstate 80 into Dunnfield Parking Area. (part of Worthington State Forest)

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  • Bridget

    Photos from Sunday posted! Thanks y'all for a fun hike!

    September 26, 2012

  • Byron I.

    Mike and I started an hour early, and had a great time.

    September 24, 2012

  • Tiffany

    I may come.. depends on if i wake up early enough.. I'm coming from old bridge

    September 23, 2012

  • Bridget

    Let me know if anyone wants a ride from mercer county. I'll be heading up 31 from Pennington if anyone wants to join.

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds amazing, I could do it if on Sunday, but am working on Sat.

    September 18, 2012

    • DanH

      It is on sunday!

      September 18, 2012

  • YF

    This is the trail map link http://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyou...­. The route you taking is 6,5,9 and 1.

    September 17, 2012

    • Bridget

      Thanks YF! Yes, that will be the plan, unless people want to opt for route "A" above which is slightly easier. My preference is for "B" though (the trail you describe)...it's more scenic and more fun with the stream crossings! You joining?

      September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    would have loved to, but i'm out in NH doing Franconia... damn!

    September 17, 2012

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