Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail

MODERATE 852 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
1145 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.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Great cardio hike with varied terrain. 35-45 min up red to the top and 40-45 min down blue.

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8 days ago

9 days ago

Lots of rocks and very steep on the way up. We went during hunting season so dressed our teenage girls in orange (which they “loved”) They complained some because-teenage girls, but they raved about it and loved their instagrammable pictures afterwards. Loved getting these screenagers somewhat off the grid. Mostly rocks even on the back side (blue dot). Finally got to some smooth trails near dunnfield creek which felt like butter on the feet after all the rocks. Go early though as the lot fills up fast. We got a spot no problem but on the way out the ranger had the lot coned off.

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13 days ago

It's a light to moderate hike. Views (about a quarter way up which take about half an hour) are wonderful and relatively accessible to the average fit person. The entire hike to the top took about 2 hours.

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16 days ago

Great but challenging trail. We ascended on the red and descended on the blue. The red is difficult, in my opinion, for those non-experienced hikers like my group. The view from on top is incredible. I would recommend good hiking boots as it's a rocky terrain. The blue dot is challenging but not as bad and leads to a lovely waterfall.

16 days ago

Beautiful, and totally worth it. It was slow going & hard on the knees with the very steep, rough terrain.

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19 days ago

Stellar views of the Water Gap make this well worth the hike!

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29 days ago

Incredible trail but hardly moderate. Starting at Red Dot is over 1,000 ft climb in under a mile, a bunch of which is rocky. The descent along the blue dot is incredibly rocky and a strain on quads and knees. I would categorize the hike as moderate for the athletic/in-shape and strenuous for those who don’t hike often. However, this that persevere are treated with incredible views and a crystal clear waterfall.

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30 days ago