Delaware Water Gap Super Loop 23 Mile Day Hike (Mt Tammany, Sunfish Pond, Raccoon Ridge and Waterfalls)
It's time to hike a new challenging hike that I created in the Delaware Water Gap. It’s basically four climbs over 1000 feet each. I think it so much more scenery than the RD or the SBM. It summit the best vista in the fine state of New Jersey. Also pass the glacier pond of Sunfish Pond. Lastly this hike past the waterfalls of Dunnfield, Laurel and Coppermine Falls.
Total Mileage: 23 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 5500 feet
Estimated Hike Time: 10 hours
Elevation Profile- https://drive.google.com/open?id=17NkAu5CcPaQuoK0c00wwiXxo90NF_npd
Map- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dGBF0aqcowxWoS_psHWuGYGDQtAECMvp (import into Avenza)
Getting there: Take I-80 west to milepost 1 and exit right for Dunnfield Creek/Appalachian Trail, keep left at the split, and take the next right exit at ‘P’ parking signs with the hiker symbol. (https://goo.gl/maps/PdeM6XTqfybEYeV7A)
Route description – Start with the red blazed trail up Mount Tammany and then down on the blue blazed trail. At the bottom is Dunnfield Falls toward the left. There you will take a right on Dunnfield Creek Trail until you reach sunfish pond. Dunnfield Creek you cross multiple times, your feet will get wet unless you good at rock hopping. At sunfish pond you will take a right onto the Appalachian Trail. On the Appalachian Trail you will past Raccoon Ridge and right before you reach the road you will make a left down the ridge onto Coppermine Trail. After you past the Coppermine Falls you will make a left on the blue blazer trail then left on Kaiser to go back up to the ridge. At the ridge make a right on the Appalachian Trail. Follow the Appalachian Trail until you reach the Garvey Springs Trail. There make a right and follow it all the way down to the road. At the bottom near the road is Laurel Falls. At the road make a left and follow the road for about 50 feet until see another trail on the left. That trail would be the Douglas Trail. There you follow it all the way onto the ridge and the Appalachian Trail. Right onto the Appalachian Trail all the way home back to the parking lot! Please download the track. It is a very confusing loop. That are many spots to easily bail.
This is YOUR hike - Know your way in and out. Know the route. Know the bail out spots. Know if you might need the bail out spots and plan accordingly. If you come on this hike, it will be expected that you know what route we're taking and will be able to follow that route on your own.
Only experienced, self-reliant hikers in strong physical condition should go on this hike.
There will NOT be a sweep on this hike.
Since we'll all be hiking at a different pace, be prepared to hike alone if needed, or better yet, find a hiking buddy and agree to stick together!
Please carefully assess the hike plan and your hiking preparedness before you RSVP to get on this hike.
You should be able to read and follow a trail map, understand possible bailouts, and must be realistic in your assessment of your own abilities.
If you do this hike, you should have enough experience with long distance hikes to be able to realistically assess how long it will take you to finish this hike and to plan accordingly.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.
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