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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

We went out on this trail after a huge storm and it was absolutely amazing! I can only imagine how beautiful it is when everything is green and in bloom. The difficulty and time needed to complete the hike increased a bit due to the amount of snow which had accumulated, but it was more than worth the effort. The view is perfect!

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!

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.

Very pretty. View of NYC skyline was cool. This hike is as good as any in the lower ADKs and one of my fave Jersey hikes.

Great hike

First one of my "big" hikes, back in August. Great loop but rocky way down, amazing views, fun swimming hole. Still of of my favorite hikes

Hiked on 1/14 and the trail was spectacular. The frozen falls were unreal and just stunning. Highly recommend this trail.

Went on a warm day in January ! It was BEAUTIFUL , some patches of ice . Red dot up and blue dot down . Absolutely breathtaking !!!

Great view at Hemlock Lake. But signs are not clear since then. We followed the false trail when we wanted to leave the lake and came back to the falls.

Been hiking Cannonball for practically my entire life. Grew up with it in my backyard. Well marked trail and good terrain. Always a fun hike.

It’s my favorite hike the area. It’s short, great view at the top, and waterfalls on the Dunnfield creek at the bottom. But y’all. Stop leaving trash. Orange peels, apple cores and banana peels are all still trash. Would those items be there if we weren’t? Anything you bring into the woods should come back out.

Challenging but overall a short hike. I combined this with the Sunfish Pond loop and it made for an 11 mile (+/-) hike. I chose to follow the Dunnfield Creek path on the way to Sunfish. Didn’t see a single person. This trail was definitely more adventurous with numerous stream crossings, some washed-out sections of trail, and large spots of ice. After Sunfish Pond I stayed on the AT and passed dozens of people gojng the other direction. The AT was a far easier walk back to the car. Looking forward to doing this again in he spring.

Gorgeous views and a great moderate hike.

First thing I’ll say is red dot to blue dot blazes is the way to make this hike. Experienced hikers with proper footwear could go up red dot and back down red dot, but much more rewarding to take blue down. Easier on the knees and a different style hike. I made the hike in icy and snowy conditions so would recommend the trail any time of year. A little less than 2 hours if you’re moving, but take your time as you will have multiple views of the gap along your way. Red dot trail is to your right as soon as you enter the parking area. If you find yourself crossing a bridge and seeing white blazes immediately, you are heading toward the blue dot trail (this is the way you will exit the woods back to the parking lot).

Got lost as you have to keep stopping to check for blazes. Don't assume if the path is cleared that it's the one you want to be on. Falls were frozen over and much smaller than photos made it seem. Pretty snow and ice on the creek. Ruins were kind of interesting. Bring poles if it's recently snowed or rained.

1 month ago

You can pick up the trail from anywhere but we started along the boardwalk and visited the cows. Also there’s an old cool cemetery hidden along the railroad tracks that’s a little hard to find but so worth it. Once you cross the road and begin
the hike it gets challenging as it is quite steep but the breathtaking views are the payoff!! Don’t miss it!

Short, easy and scenic !

A short yet somewhat difficult hike. This hike has the challenge of steep uphill portions with the reward of a beautiful outlook at the peak. The way down is very pleasant as you see new scenery which includes a winding path through the trees and running water. There is even a small pond that you can cliff-jump in to. The first time I hiked this trail I even saw a young bear! (Check it out in the gallery). This hike was a great experience all around. Those planning to come here should allow themselves ample time to take breaks and appreciate their surroundings.

Love this place! Went in the spring and saw the cottage but had to come back in the snow and see it. So Beautiful! One of the best places I have hiked.

Quite a few trail options and nice scenic views

Entered at the beginning of the boardwalk that takes you through the cow pasture. The real workout begins after you cross the road. It was a butt buster for sure, and is similar to a talus field up and down so when the leaves are wet and covering the terrain makes it a little tricky!

One of the best hikes in the area with highly rewarding waterfall 2/3 of the way through (depending on which way you go). Reasonably challenging terrain. Enjoy!

nice scenery on the red trail. overall nice hike

Went with two kids—8 and 6–They got a little bored while we stuck to the road, but when we went off the road and on some actual trails or climbing over some of the many rocks scattered along the hills, they enjoyed themselves. Haven’t made it all the way around loop yet. Will probably have to do it without kids.

Great hike. Worth the view!

Amazing hike, not easy but I did it with my toddler on my back so maybe alone is a little easier!!!! love the view!!!

Great cardio hike with varied terrain. 35-45 min up red to the top and 40-45 min down blue.

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