Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Worthington State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a great trail, with some awesome views from the top of Tammany and of Sunfish Pond. If hiking after any rain, however, do NOT take the green Dunfield Creek trail after the Pond. That trail requires you to cross a large river 5 or so times, and when we hiked this trail the day after a decent rain the water was high enough to be well over the rocks they want you to use to cross the river. We ended up making our own trail and having to cross multiple times on unsteady fallen trees. Continue on the Appalachian Trail after the Pond instead back to the parking lot to avoid this; if only we had known.

Turquoise trail seemed to be a bit overgrown, even for the wintertime. Beware if hiking in the summer.

Also, it may not be entirely accurate but according to my phone this trail turned out to be 13 miles instead of the advertised 10.5.

Was snowing lightly with a stiff breeze making for a very cold hike at points, but it was a very nice challenge for a winter day.
As stated by others the climb up Garvey Springs is quite steep and challenging, but once you get to Sunfish Pond things level out a bit. We took the Turquoise trail to the fire road to avoid the rocks on the AT around the pond as we did not know if they would be icy. At the southern end of the pond we found that the pond level had risen and the bench was in the water; it is possible that the AT was also in the water as it is close at points.
After taking the Douglas trail down, we added about 3/4 of a mile by taking the Rock Core trail back to Garvey Springs to get back to the parking lot. It was a nice trail but the creek crossing was a little tricky with all the water.

I had little bit of time during my business trip, and I’m glad I got my early morning exercise and relaxation done . Nice view where red and blue dot meets.

When you get to the top of the clearing of the first ascent the trail marker to the right was obscured by a lot of brush, but after a descent amount of time eventually found the trail markers and continued our hike. Overall I recommend this trail!!!

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.

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!

Pond is beautiful and is a geological wonder in NJ, there is a very large camping area with nice views along the trail, lots of fire rings in the camping section though fires are not allowed according to signage, i recommend you stick to the AT around the pond (white blazed) instead of taking the bypass trail so you dont miss the rock art, only down side is it seems to get very busy during the weekend, oh and make sure you stop at Llama ice cream after your hike, youll thank me later!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

Nice hike, did it in early November, beautiful foliage and the lake.

hiked dunnfield creek trail to sunfish pond, then back via Appalachian trail. Dunnfield very scenic. There are several creek crossings, your feet will get wet. Nice hike, lots trees, rolling creeks. Got there early, quiet. App. Trail was easy coming back. Dog friendly if they like go in water.

Nice trail, pretty well marked and very rocky in spots. There were no really tough rock scrambles, and my 60 lb dog had no problems scaling the rocks. We met some friendly fellow hikers at the top and chatted a while, while enjoying some nice views of Mt Minsi and the Delaware River. The blue trail down was easier and an overall nice hike through the forest. There is a pretty creek and small waterfall at the bottom. For a shorter hike, this trail provided a very good workout. Hiking shoes are strongly recommended!

Very nice. Love it

did this counter clockwise , did this trail after minsi for mind the gap. I did prefer this trail only because it had more incline

The trail’s start was a great initial ascent and really got the blood pumping. Upon reaching the clearing at the top, the trail marker to the right was completely obscured by brush and took me a few minutes to pull out my trail map and use the GPS to get myself on track. Other than that, was a beautiful hike. As I came in mid-November, there was little wildlife to be seen, and I encountered no other hikers all morning, so was a very serene and quiet hike. I would come again!

we took the AT to Sunfish Pond and then took the green trail down to the parking lot. There were five creek crossings on the green path that were tricky with our two dogs. The walk up to Sunfish Pond was easy and our dogs did that without any problems. If there hadn't been so much rain recently, the walk down would've been easier.

Went up the Red Dot trail and down the Blue. I have asthma and a chronic cough and am definitely out of shape and haven't hiked in years so the ascent was extremely challenging for me. There are a couple of very difficult spots that are all rock and steep. I almost gave up but I knew the payoff would be so sweet if I made it to the top. I had to stop many times. My poor partner who is very much more fit than I was patient, however, and we made it. I am so glad I stuck with it. The top was amazing and thrilling and beautiful. You can do this! If I can do this, anyone can. Coming down was much much much easier except my toes were jamming into the front of my boots. Beautiful waterfall and stream at the bottom. I felt so accomplished and alive and the end. You must do this!

Like most people, went up Red Dot, down Blue Dot which was perfect. Both are rocky trails and Red was a bit of a challenge for fairly casual hikers like us, but we loved the view at the top. It had rained a lot the day before so much of the trail was muddy and leaf-covered which made some spots slippery, so be sure to wear proper shoes.

Also this was probably the most clearly marked trail I’ve ever been on - red dots everywhere!

Took red dot up which is strenuous. I got there at 0800 and it was quiet. Trail is rocky and mostly up hill. Blue dot coming down is still rocky and that leads to a short part of Dunn field Creek trail which had a water fall and stream. Nice views all along. Had my dog also.

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