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Great little adventure. Gorgeous views

Love this hike!

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.

Easy hike with good incline and a beautiful view. Small dog friendly

hiking
21 days ago

Hamilton Ridge Trail is an old road that is still paved or moss covered in many areas. This makes it very easy to travel on and should be ok for most skill levels.

The trailhead and small parking area is located near Millbrook Village which is worth checking out and also has restrooms available.

By itself the Hamilton Ridge trail is kind of boring. If I were to return I would add the Pioneer Trail and turn it into a loop. Much more to see including historic sites along the Pioneer Trail and would not add much more mileage.

great family-friendly hike.

nice views , good incline. did counter clockwise ... I did both minsi and tammany back to back for " mind the gap"
.. pretty muddy/slushy

great day hike.

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.

Go all the way up the Hill, pass the parking lot on your right, make a left where it says road Closure ahead. pass the house on your right and Trailhead will be on your left just before the bridge. I'd turn around and park by the 4 rocks that mark entrance facing the way you just came in(only about 3-4 parking spots available). Narrow flat descending trail, About .2 miles down it will open up and you'll see the beautiful waterfall on your right. we continued down the trail over a few logs but the trail changed into a hill ascend that might need both hands at which point we turned around since we had 2 pups with us. short easy spot if you have no time or for a fast pit stop to stretch legs like we did. no one was there but on our way up the was a nice older couple parking their car and we have them directions bc they started walking towards the bridge so we went to give them directions. and the gentleman turned around and said yeah I know, we just to cut school to hang out here lol and we all laughed. at least he was a really nice local!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a really enjoyable trail. You can certainly hear the road noise from the highway but I was able to tune that out. I would suggest going early (if you want to avoid people). On our way back down, the parking lot was very very full! We will be back!

trail running
1 month ago

nice trail with easy terrain and a beautiful view

We took Appalachian trail to sunfish pond to turquoise and back down the Dunnfield Creek trail. Moderate incline on AT, good views of lake and then had to cross the creek 5 times over fallen trees etc due to cool Fall season temps. Overall fun day hikes - our fit bits put this more over 10 miles and hiked 5.5-6 hours. Very nice hike; pretty quiet on trail and only passing people on occasion.

Went on a misty, foggy day so didn’t get to see a lot of the views described, but this was a consistently nice 4 mile hike. Not a lot of elevation gain and not too rocky, so pretty easy overall. Would love to go back when it’s nicer for sure.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained and relatively flat trail with a minor incline. Should be easy for most skill levels. Parking across the street from the trailhead. Trash, and bathroom facilities available.

Although the trail as shown here is very short, there are some connecting trails to add if desired. The proximity to Millbrook Village and other interesting sites in the area provide nice options for activities.

Special events are occasionally hosted at this location.

Amazing views

Parking is easy. Went Dunnfield up, great streams, water falls and trail. Sunfish pond is a beautiful place. Stayed over at the Backpackers campground, about a quarter mile from pond. Great view, bear box, but no camp fires allowed which is kind of a bummer. Hiked back down Appalachian Trail next day, nice section but not much to see on way down. Overall it was a rewarding fun hike. Great weekend getaway!

Cloudy, foggy day so visibility / views were pretty limited so I can't really comment on that. The trail was well maintained and marked. I would rate this as moderate with one small section with a decent incline. We took the AT up and the fire road back down. Wasn't too busy but that was probably due to the slightly rainy weather. Not one of my top hikes but I'll come back and check it out when the weather is better.

This was a moderate trail, though it did get steep at a few points. The trail is pretty easy to follow and the optional waterfall detour is definitely worth it.

After you park on the left continue up the hill past the wooden rail on the left you'll see the trailhead. This trail is not that hard, but if you want to go down to the falls, which is worth it, you'll have some steep descents and climbs.

Great hike. Saw a bear!

Had a great time

definitely the best trail I've been to so far in New Jersey. Last weekend I went with my cousins. it says 8.9 miles but if you do a legit loop without taking the shortcut then it's actually over 11 miles. I wouldn't rate it as moderate though. My body wasn't sore at all the next day but you do have to be somewhat physically fit to do this trail. definitely wear proper hiking shoes. ankle support would be really helpful. if you wear merino wool socks, you'll be even more comfortable. cotton socks have no ventilation. wool protects your ankle and also keeps the moisture out. you will have to cross 5 creeks so make sure you either have waterproof shoes or boots high enough for you to easily cross the creek. the real beauty of this trail you see when the creeks start to come. some parts were extremely muddy. make sure you have enough water and snacks. definitely a must trail. legend has it that the 5 creeks were initially discovered by a native tribal leader, Zeeshan Anjum!

hiking
2 months 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.

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.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

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.

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