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great hike,elevation drop and gain behind big dam,nice trail!!

Njhiking.com and AllTrails give the distance for this hike at 6.2, but it is actually a bit longer. Between 6.6 and 7.5 miles depending on if you do any little side trips to the ruins. That being said, it is quite beautiful, with some really cool stone ruins and varied terrain. Thankfully it was cold and the ground was frozen while we were there, as much of the trail seems like it would be quite muddy in warmer weather.

1.11.19. Fine, short hike with some great views and features. Starting from the (very large) parking lot, I went counter clockwise via the following combination: Falling Waters (blue blazes), Patriots Path (white/blue), Bee Line (yellow) and Grand Loop (yellow). Probably easier than its moderate designation suggests — except for the first part of the blue trail that tracks Electric Brook flowing from Lake George. Exhilarating views of the rushing waters here but while the trail is well marked, the path itself can sometimes be hard to discern and there are parts which are very rocky. Other than that, a straight forward hike: I climbed a total of 679 feet over about 3 miles, and it took me an hour and a quarter.

Absolutely beautiful! So many different beautiful views until you get to the actual 360 view!

Great hike! Will deter you in the very beginning but if you can get past the first mile or so, the views are wonderful! Doesn’t even feel like New Jersey!

Great day hike. A handful of scrambles but nothing daunting. Terrific views from the summit of southern and western NJ and Penn. Best to arrive early, especially on the weekend. Parking at the trail head proved to be the biggest challenge.

Easy hike. Good views. Nice waterfall and lake. Cool view on top of the big rock. Spent about 3 hours here

Great winter hike. Lots of beautiful views especially with the bare trees. Not constantly flat (but very small inclines) and different terrain. The wind made the reservoir look like the sea. The longest dam is very impressive given its height. Neat visitor center.

Great trail, easy to follow around the water, different terrain, great views.

Beautiful lake views most of the way. Plenty of areas with large smooth rocks to hang out on.

Great hike!! Beautiful day but the trail is very muddy.

Good hike good views waterfall everything you need

One of my favorite hiking areas. Today we did our yearly Sunrise hike - started at 5:45 am up the Blue dot trail using headlamps. Walking alongside Dunfield creek we could hear the water rushing down the ravine. Shining a light on the water showed nothing but glowing white water below us. The trail was wet and we entered a fog before the top - our gear was soaked - and ice was dropping from the trees. We hit the top around 7 and had breakfast hoping the clouds would break - no such luck. Around 7:40 we headed down the Red trail. It was still cloudy, but it was bright enough to get to the bottom without headlamps. Back to the cars around 9:00 and headed home.

Me and my 9 year old son went up the red trail and down the blue trail. It was much harder than anticipated but we plan on returning to repeat the challenge! Unfortunately the day we went it was raining and the view at the top was covered in fog but it was still a great adventure!

This relatively short hike will take you about an hour if you stay at the top for the beautiful views, a picnic/snack, and a trip down 9/11 memory lane (memorial). We take our Cub Scouts (ages 7 - 11) on this hike at least once a year!

Great 1st day of 2019 hike. Fresh air!! Crowded but that’s expected on New Years!

Great trail. Rocky at the start on the Appalachian (it is the AT in NJ after all). Ridge line is beautiful - great views all vantages. The Kaiser Trail on the return is not well marked - keep your eyes open. This portion of the trail is beautifully lined with wild rhododendrons (can't wait to come back in May) and is a wider softer path. Take the right at the Copper Mine Trail cross over .2M to the turn for the final leg of the trail back to parking. Lots of varied terrain, small streams, great rock formations.

Did this loop on 12/27/18. I hiked the Red trail first in order to get the toughest part of the hike behind me. The view from the top is impressive, especially on a clear day!

Hiked this in November starting and ending at Otter Hole. It was challenging crossing the creek from the parking lot due to high water. Very nice views at Wyanokie High Point and Chikahokie Falls. Terrain was moderate to difficult, especially descending the yellow dot trail on Carris Hill where we fell multiple times. Overall we had a great time and would go definitely go back. Trekking poles are highly recommended.

Great hike, little slippery with the leaves but overall no problems. Recommend hiking shoes/boots as some parts were muddy, and gloves were helpful to scramble down without getting my butt wet!

Hiked this park in October. Very nice views. Use caution along river as it is very rocky. We got a good workout and our dog enjoyed it as well. I would rate the terrain as moderate. The picnic tables could use some repairs.

I hiked this trail last Spring and Fall of 2017. It was challenging but not too bad. Views throughout the hike are great including a nice waterfall at the bottom. I would definitely go back. It is a nice way to get friends or family into hiking. I saw people of all age levels out there. Trekking poles are highly recommended. Not too crowded on weekdays.

Not sure what the hub bub is all about, not a easy trail to climb, walking on top of rocks is no fun and the view is nice but obstructed by trees.

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27 days ago

I have never seen so much trash on a hike before. I really hope they shut this place down do to what people have done to it, it's so sad given it's such a beautiful pond. People who litter should be made to clean it up.

I’ve done this trail several times and it never gets old. The views are beautiful.

It’s a hard rocky steep trail and my daughter (an experienced hiker who turns 6 in a month) completed it with me like a trooper. Fantastic day! It’s heavily marked so you never panic, red dots going up and blue dots going down. Amazing views on the way up of the mountains and landscapes, the trees are bare right now so the views opened up. Once you get down gorgeous waterfalls all along the trail. Will do this again!

1 month ago

Great hike nice and sold

Great place to hike

Always a good challenge. We went in mid-November. Good idea to bring gloves for balancing your weight on rocks as you climb up the red trail. My hiking boots were great in the melted snow/slush and rocky terrain. Depending on the weather trail runner/sneakers might work but definitely not regular sneakers and don't even think about flip flops.

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