Mount Tammany - Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail

MODERATE 582 reviews

Mount Tammany - Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Great views, challenging ascent, sometimes a little crowded at the summit. This trail is a great warmup before larger trips to New England or out west. Dog friendly as well.

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Overall, a good hike with nice views, but I'd say it's moderate-to-hard in severity, not moderate (many people we passed on the trail were not expecting it to be this difficult either). Extremely rocky for most of the red trail and a good portion of the blue trail on the way down, which was tough on the feet. Unexpected, massive rocky incline at the beginning, and continued to go up but was less steep in most parts. Saw a scarlet tanager! Keep an eye out for birds!

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Came upon a large black bear while descending the blue trail. Was within 40 yards The bear watched while I slowly retreated back up hill. Quite an adrenaline spike. Stay alert!

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7 days ago

Nice short but challenging ascent followed by a rocky descent down the blue trail, quite typical for the gap.

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Steep and rocky but well worth the climb

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10 days ago

Hiked this with a friend. I had read reviews so I knew the Red trail was going to be tough. Much tougher than we expected! But it was so worth it. Took the Blue trail down. It was so so nice to go down hill after the red trail and it was amazing to hit the waterfalls and cool off. Definitely recommend doing it that way for everyone, not to mention going down the red dot would be extremely difficult in some spots. Loved it so much though!