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Hiked Fire Road up- it was empty, took AT down, a parade of hikers. Beautiful day though, clear sky, nice views of Mt. Tammany

Awesome. scenic views all along the way to the top

One of my all-time favorite trails! The gain is around 1000 feet / mile which makes for some great leg burn along the way. The payoff is well worth the scrambling and effort, and the descent through Dunnfield Creek features super crisp air and pleasant waterfalls. The descent reminds me of Stokes State Forest (to the northeast of Tammany), where you'll see massive hemlocks, cedars, and general old growth forest!

Awesome views of Pennsylvania from the NJ side of the water gap. The trail can be rough in some places. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mounttammany

The terrain isn’t too rough but given the length of the hike, it can be challenging. The views make it worth it

Great hiking trail, some small inclines but
moderate enough for beginners. Gives a great view of the Delaware River!

We went on this hike with a toddler and a 4 month old. It was beautiful but pretty strenuous with an extra 30 lbs strapped to your back. I would say it is big kid friendly but not toddler friendly. He was very tired on the assent and walked very little on his own. The summit was spacious and he was able to run around while we all ate lunch. Beautiful views but little tree cover this time of year and a lot of downed trees. Parking is atrocious here. If you come after 830 be prepared to be creative on where you put your car. My little lump was asleep the entire time.

Had an absolutely wonderful time hiking this trail today. Every time we came upon another group hiking they were very polite and friendly. The views are absolutely worth the sweat. Can’t wait to come back an enjoy the views again.

Great scenic route definitely take the Appalachian Trail going up.. you can do Loop or stay on the AT...2nd time doing it...Added 3 miles of the AT to the Gas Line Cut out.

awesome trail with decent elevation, very surprised to find it

I’ve seen people actually fall on this hike nonetheless watch your footing & wear some good hiking shoes. The red trail is a decent incline with an awesome view from the top. Come down on the blue trail for some beautiful water sounds.

Nice hike. Enough incline to get the blood flowing, great views for the area. Easily accessible and nice diversity between red and blue trails. It took us about 3 hours with some nice rests at the summit.

Great hike, a bit strenuous at times headed up the red trail, but the view from the top is worth it! It was a little crowded at the top the day I hiked it. We descended down the blue trail which is less steep than the red. There is a nice waterfall before you reach the parking lot

Woke up at 2am to catch the sunrise, totally worth it! The hike up was challenging due to the snow but the view at the top was well worth it. The sunrise slowly turned the perfect view of mt minsi to a golden red making for a great photo op, highly reccomend this mountain.

Busy trail, very ROCKY!!! Great views and photos. Well marked trails. Wear the right clothing/footwear. You are mostly walking on large rocks. We went up red and down blue. The waterfall at the bottom was amazing after it rained the night before.

Loved the variety of this hike. The ascent was steep and rocky. It was pretty icy towards the top. The rocky overlook was so gorgeous. Going down was such a treat! After getting past the snowy part the trail clears and your deep in the forest which leads to a creek with a modest waterfall. Many downed trees over the creek. Very pleased with this hike! The dog loved it.

Hiked this last week, up red dot and down blue dot. Very icy at points, needed our crampons at those spots. Cold but clear, few people on trail, absolutely beautiful!

Yes, definitely a up hill work out for the first 2 miles or so, but the views are definitely worth it. A little icy towards the top, and a few downed trees that need to be removed from trail.

We are visiting from Missouri staying here for the week. This was the first trail we did. It was a beautiful morning hike up the Appalachian Trail through the snow. Loved it! Great views, forest and rock outcroppings are amazing, air clear and crisp! Came back down the fire road.

Great trail. I’ve done it three times since March has started. If you want more of a challenge take the trail counter clockwise starting with the blue dot trail and taking the red dot down. Much steeper inclines going up so it’s a nicer workout plus you get to see all the falls first and the hike down is much quicker after you summit

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike along the Appalachian Trail. Incredible views and a great workout. Check out my full write up that includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mountminsi

Favorite NJ hike. Red dot has some rock scrambling towards the top and blue dot is very rocky to descend. Would recommend hiking boots not sneakers. Really fun hike

Rocky, steep in sections, but the view is worth the climb!

it's a nice hike, first 2 miles give you good work out, great views.

very wet this time of year be prepared to walk in 4-6 inches of water for a few miles . Feb 26. views do not disappoint. beautiful little series of falls at the bottom.

Beautiful hike after an overnight 6 inch snowfall. Great views, tranquil Eureka creek crossing, and beautiful rhododendrons. Moderate hike which took about 3 hours with multiple stops to admire views and take pictures. We took the fire road back due to slippery snow covered rocks.

backpacking
2 months ago

I did South Loop as an overnight. Parked car at lot on Bushkills Falls Road at Flat Ridge Road since my overnight destination was to camp along Bushkill Creek. This divided the loop almost equally in half. West side of loop is wetter and characteristic of wetlands. Expect wet feet. Tricky stream crossings due to recent rains and snowmelt causing higher water levels over what would normally have been a simple rock hop, but there are bridges over the larger streams. East side is higher and drier through logging activity areas, down and up small ridges. The best camping is along south end by Bushkill Creek and Red Rock Run although you are free to camp anywhere along the loop. If you are a hammock hanger, you have even more options. The footpath is typical PA rocky footing, tedious at times . Good winter destination in my opinion because it is obvious where trail could become overgrown quickly with plenty of ticks and mosquitoes in other times of the year. A good example of PA wetlands if you have never experienced it. Also deciduous trees dominant - should be pretty in fall. Plenty of water sources and solitude ( at least this particular weekend in February). I only saw one dayhiker on my way out from camp. Day 1 mileage 8.5 miles. Day 2 mileage 9.7 miles. Next time, I might explore the side trails into the swamps and natural areas.

Great hike

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