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Great hike, A dusting of snow at the base and 1-2" on the shady side of the top. Upper 20s and mostly sunny. We did the loop counter clockwise without taking the spur to the lean to. 3.9 miles according to the GPS. We only saw one other pair with their dog. Numerous animal tracks in the snow. We might not have needed them but we used micro spikes on the way down and it made more secure footing.

Nice day hike if you are local. Nota challenging hike, but enough to get the blood flowing.

Highly recommend this trail, even in winter. In January, the view at the top was less stunning because all the trees are dead. But, it's a very green trail with lots of bright green moss and tons of streams and tiny waterfalls. There is an Appalachian Trail shelter with some camping spots and a port-o-potty near the start of the trail. As another reviewer recommended, I would turn left at the fork to avoid going up the steeper way. Lightly trafficked, at least this time of year, as we only ran into about 5 people during the hike.

Had a little of everything. Great few hours

this was such an awesome hike.
will DEFINITELY be going there again!

Beautiful trail and area. Probably my favorite in the area. Very wet in places. About the perfect length for a January afternoon hike when it gets dark early.

Get hike! Did Both Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock! Great combo!

It was actually a pretty good hike, Did it for the first time with two of my buddies definitely recommended! A little disappointed that I didn’t finish the whole trail but did about 90% of it.

Lovely trail, medium difficulty. Most of the trail goes through the woods, so it was okay to do on a hot June day. Met several thru-hikers on this segment.

Awesome hike. Regardless which direction you take it, you will begin by going uphill early on then walking the ridge for a few miles before going back downhill again to the reservoir road.

I love this trail. Great views. Some steep parts. Can get a little crowded on peak days. Highly recommend.

Very nice New Year’s Day hike after a rainy New Year’s Eve day.

Would rate a 5 for the hike but many views were of a highway. Still really enjoyable hike and not crowded like I thought it might be for a Sunday during a holiday week.

Excellent trail. Well marked. Fairly rocky but no climbing. Strenuous but not too much. Beautiful forest setting. The pond was beautiful at the top. Can’t wait to come again and go around the pond and the creek route on the way down.

Great hike. I think the HARD rating is deserved. Some rather rocky sections especially the north shore of Sunfish Pond. We had a great day weather wise. Upper 30's, no wind. Overcast but that made it nice considering it is winter. The description says 9.1 miles but it ended up being slightly over 10 and we did not vary from the trail outlined. Not sure why the descrepency. Overall my favorite NJ hike so far. Be aware of the 5 creek crossings on the way down. Our feet were soaked for the last 2 miles. Got in the car and cranked the heat and all good. Super fun hike.

Nice easy day out in late December. Not too wet a day after rain, a little soggy but no flooding. We had the view from chimney rocks all to ourselves.

Nice rail, and is a nice workout. On a clear day there’s a really nice view of the river. My only issue was, this trail has a few spots that are not good for dogs. I took my dog along and there were some pretty big rocks that she couldn’t get down from or over. Other than that, it’s a nice part of the AT

make sure you add the north trail to this one

Me and my friends walked this trail a cold Sunday morning. Since it had snowed, it was hard to walk at our usual pace. It was very muddy and so many puddles. Aside that, it was a beautiful hike! Well worth our 2hr. drive. Would definitely do it again but in the summer. The views were stunning!

Love this hike!

Great day hike with the ladies. Very empty on a December Sunday

Nice trail, clearly marked and easy to follow. you'll have to cross the chain bridge and make a right into a small parking lot with a marker for the Appalachian trail. walk back across the bridge and cross the street at the end, this is the trail head. lots of gas stations on the way on close by.

As said in other comments the first mile or so its a steep rocky climb and will definitely be a good work out so come prepared to start strong. At the top of this section there is a spring and a little structure with a visitors log and a fire pit. continue on to see a sign that indicates the north trail heading to the right. this route is easy to walk and has beautiful views and plant life. This trail Continues past some radio towers and over the lehigh tunnel then loops back around to meet the white trail again. You can follow this back to the start and get some nice downhill sections you can run if your into that, although I don't recommend doing so unless you are experienced as it is dangerous and easy to hit a rock and fall while running. There were also a bunch of woodpeckers around this section.

For a more challenging route take the white trail first to hit those inclines instead.

I would defintely have a good sturdy pair of boots, this trail is very rocky in parts with a fair amount of loose rocks.

Great views! Recommend hiking boots. There are some rocky areas but my dog loved it!

Easy hike with good incline and a beautiful view. Small dog friendly

Sept 2018- We left at 11:15 AM. Took us a little over 4 hours. Very pretty overlook.

We did this trail from south to north (Old Forge to Caledonia) for a Scout trip with overnight stay at Rocky Mountain shelter. There was about 6” of snow on ground which made it additionally challenging. Bus dropped us off at Old Forge Picnic Grounds and we camped Friday night near Antietam Shelter. Antietam Shelter structure is closed but there is space in the area to set up tents plus frost free water faucet, toilets and pavilions at Old Forge Picnic Grounds which was good to start our Saturday morning.

Overall good trail and Chimney Rocks was a great stop for lunch on Saturday after a significant morning uphill trek. The rest of the trail was not as dramatic but pleasant. This was our troop’s first time on this part of the AT, would like to try it again, hopefully in better weather conditions. Something to note: the water source spring at Rocky Mountain shelter is about 1/4 mile downhill from the shelter structures right next to Rocky Mountain Road- path to spring is marked by Blue Blazes.

nice views , good incline. did counter clockwise ... I did both minsi and tammany back to back for " mind the gap"
.. pretty muddy/slushy

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