Sunfish Pond is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and ice climbing and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great Views of Delaware Water Gap. Glacial Pond. Appalachian Trail From trailhead, hike a tenth of a mile north. On the right hand side of the road, you will see a gate, and a trail going up. Climb the trail. The first area will be grassy, quickly followed by a young forest. This part of the trail will be marked by a green dot on a white rectangle mark on tree trunks. When you intersect with the orange rectangle marked trail, turn left onto it, until you climb to the Appalachian Trail intersection (AT is marked white rectangles). On the AT turn south (right), and on the next intersection, turn left into a trail that will border the pond, and will start to amaze you with how beautiful this area is. Keep walking. You will find a wood road where you turn right, and walk for a while until you join the Appalachian trail again, this time traveling north (right). Here is where you will truly enjoy the pond. There are several rocky overlooks to the left, where you might want to lunch. Reach orange trail, and retrace to car.
Great hike! VERY rocky around the pond and VERY steep coming down the orange trail. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful hike. Would definitely do it again.
Started on the Appalachian Trail up to the pond, and took the Dunnfield Creek trail back towards the car. Definitely well worth the hike once you reach the pond. The views from the top of the mountain were good for what it was (I mean, it's New Jersey). Both trails were a good workout, and we went in the middle of the week, so no one was there!
Great trail. Saw 1 black bear and several deer.