Sunfish Pond

MODERATE 26 reviews

Sunfish Pond is a 9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stroud Township, PA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.0 miles 1362 feet Loop

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

muddy

rocky

Great glacial pond, lots of wildlife, well maintained trail system This hike is a moderate climb to Sunfish Pond, following the Appalachian Trail heading north. The trail is well maintained and well used by dayhikers and overniters alike. The hike has a few strenuous climbs, but mostly evenly graded climbs with a few level areas in between. I followed the Dunnfield Hollow Trail down from Sunfish Pond to make it a loop. This trail does have some rather steep sections, and I probably wouldnt suggest it as an uphill route if I had a fully loaded pack.

22 days ago

27 days ago

Beautiful and challenging.

1 month ago

great trial when you are sleeping over at camp site.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. not too crowded, beautiful Forrest, the pond was very scenic and relaxing. the trail back down dunnfield creek was equally enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

Good

hiking
4 months ago

Really enjoyable hike! I wish we were able to swim in the lake though.

hiking
5 months ago

It's my first time seeing a black bear in the wild. so cool!

hiking
5 months ago

I loved the challange.it is a difficult trail so you better be in good shape!

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery and beautiful creatures along the way

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing! We started by fallowing the creek all the way up to the lake. If you fallow the path that goes around the lake (the path that's marked on the above map) you will come across a wall of rock about 20feet tall, you can climb it and you'll find another path on top which will lead you to a beautiful mountain peak and a gorgeous view. We went hiking in April and it was about 55 degrees but that didn't stop up from hopping in the lake. The water is very clean (glacial lake after all). The Appalachian trial is a little boring but it does have a camping spot on it if you're trying to set up camp. We did a little bit of off roading and did some hiking through the forest. The hike is challenging and will give your legs a good workout especially if you're not used to hiking. The area is kept clean, and I mean spotless. So yeah cool beans, love the spot. Will be coming back in the summer to camp out with a few friends.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great day for a hike! Parked on the other side of 80, which added a quarter mile or so. Lots of people, but when we got to the little lake, we had it to ourselves. Half way around the lake make sure that you scramble up to the ridge to get the view of the little town.

9 months ago

great hike or overnight or weekend hike

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice walk often crowded in good weather

hiking
11 months ago

It was a very challenging trail with more rocks than I bargained for, and taking this in mind, it was all worth the hike, the Glacial Pond was beautiful to experience and the walk back was not lol. I highly recommend this trail for the strong at heart, lung and knee's that will indeed take a pounding on the way down.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

This one is a childhood favorite, so it gets 5 stars for nostalgia and because the bottom section of this trail is just spectacular along the stream/creek. A nice 8 miles up and back, nothing difficult, but the hang out and picnic opportunities at the top are awesome! Both the stream and the water holes are great to cool off in post-hike. (Here's a pretty nice link: http://www.njhiking.com/best_hikes_in_nj_sunfish_pond/)