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Enjoyed the hike and scenary. Use red dot trail to go up and blue trail to come down. Beautiful water falls on blue trail. At the end of blue trail, take white trail [10 minutes] to reach parking lot. Hiking shoes and poles recommend for people who have knee or ankle problems. Continuous elevation.

Great trail! My wife and I had a great day this past Sunday. Met a lot of nice people on the trail. It's definitely a continuous climb to the top, but worth the view.

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3 days ago

You must be kidding me! We took the appalachian trail from the parking lot to sunfish pond, this is a tedious hike not for the faint of hart. Then we decided to take the green trail back what a nightmare! No where does it tell you this trail meanders to both sides of the river , no less with no bridges until your almost finished near the parking lot at end of the trail where it meets up with the appalachian. Bring the worst hiking shoes you own your going to get drenched. I can only imagine how many hikers take this trail and are totally baffled when they don't realize that the trail crosses water! Enter at your own risk this is a horrible unsafe trail.

Great hike, but you need to take it to Crater Lake for the reward. Like everyone has said, the first section heading up towards the Appalachian trail is the toughest. Pretty smooth after that. There aren’t really any scenic overlooks besides the lakes. The pond is nice, but Crater Lake was beautiful. Lunch and a quick swim and back towards the falls. Five hours round trip with a nice break in the middle. Went the wrong way a few times too.

AllTrails has this hike at 5.8 but when we tracked it using AllTrails we came up with 7. This is a solid moderate to low end difficult and is a great trip thru nature. We came across some deer and lots of salamanders and toads. Our Jack Russell Piper enjoyed toying with the roads immensely. Some of the trail is overgrown but we opted for hiking pants so ticks were not an issue. We did douse ourselves in bug spray and that seemed to be a wise decision. It got crowded at Sunfish Pond but that’s to be expected as it really is quite beautiful.

Great day hike or trail run. Plenty of other trails connecting to make hike more challenging if desired.

Steep incline. The trailhead marker looks like the flag of Japan

I climbed up from Dunnfield Creek trail and came down from AT. The total time was about 4 hours including a half hour lunch/rest at the pond. Most parts in the Dunnfield Creek trail was not difficult but the last leg had a really step elevation. With the gorgeous scenes, I was surprised to find so few people near the pond. The AT is quite easy.

I enjoyed my hike on this trail, but it should be listed as hard, not moderate. There were people old and young on the trail but it’s a very steep climb and it is strenuous. The trail is covered mostly in rocks so I had to focus on my steps at all times and the incline no joke. I loved the challenge but didn’t expect it.

great hike! I only did the blue trail since my dog was getting tired but very pretty, scenic hike. I didn't think it was difficult at all, mt tammany was much more difficult. The waterfalls are beautiful and it only takes a mile in to see the view from the top of the rocks.

We started from the pond side and did the loop to hackers and then Raymondskill. It was not very crowded and it was early enough that we had hackers to ourselves for a little bit. The pond allows you to fish which was a nice activity to do after.

Not dog friendly. Too steep and rocky for them. And if you take the red dot trail - it’s hard not moderate. The prettiest part is right off the blue trail.

hiking
16 days ago

We had a great time today on this hike. We did High Cliffs and added the loop on the other side of Stover Park Rd, for a total of about 6.2 miles. The extra loop allowed us to descend to the creek, where we took a rest and cooled off with a wade. All in all, the shade was appreciated, the views were really nice, the trail easy to follow, and we even got to see some rock climbers at work. Great morning.

really nice hike, difficult to drive to. first miles is difficult (And last) but waterfall is beautiful

hiking
18 days ago

The side road to the trail is scary for smaller cars. Half of it was washed away and the other half was covered by overgrown trees/bushes (which means scratching be belly of the car and beaches etching the doors — don’t even fathom passing someone). Find a friend with a Jeep or a truck to drive to the start point. The falls are right at the start with a nice wood stairway to a viewing platform. If you just have a day in the Gap and are working your way through, this can be an easy stop and go if you skip the test of be home. After the viewing platform there a walk along the river and a steep (steep) up with not a lot of scramble leverage (dirt and maybe a riot here and there — I didn’t mind going up, but the way back was a skid from tree to tree to avoid bowling for hikers). Ridge walk and views were low payoff — wasn’t impressed. Hemlock lake was a nice drinkable spot. My advice: if you want a hike, bring your Socrates and go out to the lake and back. If you want a photo and a waterfall, go up to the view platform and call it a day. The parking lot is small and if you’re not in a spot by 9 am you may be parking creatively.

Didn't quite do the whole thing, but we loved it. Beautiful waterfall!

Trail is open now. Raymond and Hackers are not the same loop! Raymond is on one side and Hackers on the other of street. Overall there was plenty to see and falls are worth the hike. Raymonds loop is short and falls a worth a look. Hackers is longer and connects to other trails. Like most trails on the gap most areas can be very steep.

This was once a beautiful trail but due to the storms this year it will take years to recover

stopped in just to see a couple waterways ended up walking 3 miles. the scenery just didn't seem to stop.

Lovely hike! You pass a ton of cascades and sunfish pond is really nice. It felt like we walked on pointy rocks for over a mile, so make sure you wear appropriate shoes for that. And if you take the blue and green trails there, there are multiple creek crossings which were a little tricky. I ended up with 1 wet foot and wish I'd worn different shoes.

Some great mountain top views, but was a lot of aimless walking waiting to find the waterfall and then the way out. Waterfall had trees down obstructing the view and on the upper level were a bunch of younger men in their swim trunks taking a dip. Felt uncomfortable, made us not want to get the view from the upper level. If you’re going for “a picture is worth the memory” save your time and do another trail.

Great little hike. Great waterfall views!!

Did this hike with 14, 12 & 11 yr old kids. We all enjoyed it. As other reviewers said, you definitely hear the noise of the cars from the highway on the way up. Kids loved the water crossing. Very rocky - glad we all had on our high hiking boots vs. trail running shoes. Wish there were more vistas to see.

My daughter and I hiked this 8/23. We took the Red trail up and continued on the Blue trail back. I'd like to see what the Fire Road would be like but for another day.

The hike up is a very good workout. Both my daughter and I thought it was difficult. There are several places with high gradient over rocks. You can stop at several points for pictures and rest. You think that you are at the top or close several times before you actually reach it. Once you get there, you can scramble down ledge for best views. I wish that we would have brought lunch as the view was great from the top.
The trip down the Blue trail took some time and there were a couple of steep descents but it really is pretty easy. One could go up and down the Blue trail which while longer is most likely easier. You end up on the AT as you exit the hike.

Great hike yesterday! This trail has a challenging side and an easier side. The red dot trail is great to start and ascend up the mountain. Its very steep and rocky and challenging going up on the red dot trail, but this leads to a beautiful scenic viewpoint where you can sit and relax and take in the beauty of mother nature. Then you can descend down the mountain on the blue dot trail which is much easier but still very rocky and wet because at the bottom there are beautiful water falls and a bridge. We brought our dog and he loved the hike. It was a little tough for him going up at some parts but he did very well! I would definitely recommend this hiking trail!

skip the bypass. the view is on the AT.

Trails were very well marked and maintained. Nice change of terrain easy going hike. The only part that really got your cardio going was the climb from the waterfall switch back. We went at about 12pm only passed a few fellow hikers. I’m glad I left my 2 small dogs at campground. It would have been ruff for them! Ha.... A definite redo in fall.

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