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Best trails in Worthington State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Worthington State Forest, New Jersey? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in Worthington State Forest ranging from 2.3 to 20.2 miles and from 318 to 1,597 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Some of the most rugged terrain and splendid views of northern New Jersey are found in Worthington State Forest. A rocky and sometimes steep trail follows Dunnfield Creek from the Delaware River to Mount Tammany or hikers may choose to follow the trail to Sunfish Pond, one of the most popular sites in the area. Millions of years in the making, the pond was carved out by glacial forces during the last ice age and is one of fourteen rock-basin lakes between the Delaware Water Gap and the end of Kittatinny Ridge. A trail circles the pond, with many boulders and openings for resting and observation.

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Map of trails in Worthington State Forest
Park information
Acreage:
6584 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
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Top trails (19)
#1 - Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail
Worthington State Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
As of May 2020, the parking area and bathrooms are closed. There is parking at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center. Note: The parking lot typically fills up by 8am on weekends. There is no alternativShow more
#2 - Mount Tammany via Blue Dot Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(891)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Mount Tammany via Blue Dot Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hardwick Township, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#3 - Mount Tammany via Red Dot Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(476)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Please note that one of the parking lots for this trail is closed due to COVID 19. Hikers visiting the top of Mount Tammany can take a variety of routes. The route shown on this page follows the Red Show more
#4 - Sunfish Pond via Appalachian and Dunnfield Creek Trail Loop
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(305)
Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
Great glacial pond, lots of wildlife, well maintained trail system This hike is a moderate climb to Sunfish Pond, following the Appalachian Trail heading north. The trail is well maintained and well Show more
#5 - Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(227)
Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pahaquarry, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#6 - Mount Tammany and Sunfish Pond Loop
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(154)
Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 5 h 55 m
This route traverses the Red Dot, Blue Dot, Dunnfield Creek, and Appalachian Trails.Show more
#7 - Douglas, Appalachian, and Garvey Springs Trails Loop
Worthington State Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Douglas, Appalachian, and Garvey Springs Trails Loop is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Knowlton, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilShow more
#8 - Sunfish Pond via Red Dot, Tammany Fire Road, Turquoise and Dunnfield Creek Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(51)
Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lot to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check the park website for more information: https://njparksandforests.org/sps_covid.html Show more
#9 - Rockcores, Garvey Springs, Appalachian, and Douglas Trails Loop
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(80)
Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
Great Views of Delaware Water Gap. Glacial Pond. Appalachian Trail From trailhead, hike a tenth of a mile north. On the right hand side of the road, you will see a gate, and a trail going up. CliShow more
#10 - Fairview, Appalachian, Blue Dot, Fire Road, Turquoise, and Dunnfield Creek Trails Loop
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(65)
Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 31 m
Fairview, Appalachian, Blue Dot, Fire Road, Turquoise, and Dunnfield Creek Trails Loop is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knowlton, New Jersey that features a lake and is ratShow more
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