*sunfish pond is 4 miles out if we extend all the way to sunfish pond. At the finish of the loop is the cool river also.
**Just a note on the difficulty of this hike- it is a good climb for about 1.5 miles, there are some steep sections and some flat sections. Some parts are rocky and you need to take your time on the rocks. The part going down is also steep at times, so overall 1000 foot gain and 1000 foot loss over the 3.5 miles. The end passes by a swimming spot and Dunnfield creek along the way.
8am is only due to the parking fillup, after 8 you need to go to the other side of the highway and walk over.. we will wait until 830ish and begin hiking the red blue loop (3.3 miles, 1000 foot gain)
After the hike we'll head to the balloon festival ($30, balloonfestival.com, redington NJ) and enjoy some high times!
The balloon launch is 630pm and the band at 8, so theres plenty of time to check out food vendors, s ope out another trail, etc. The fest is about a 50 minute drive from where we hike.