Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 78 reviews

Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1420 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

walking

river

views

wildlife

rocky

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. Climb the trail. The first area will be grassy, quickly followed by a young forest. This part of the trail will be marked by a green dot on a white rectangle mark on tree trunks. When you intersect with the orange rectangle marked trail, turn left onto it, until you climb to the Appalachian Trail intersection (AT is marked white rectangles). On the AT turn south (right), and on the next intersection, turn left into a trail that will border the pond, and will start to amaze you with how beautiful this area is. Keep walking. You will find a wood road where you turn right, and walk for a while until you join the Appalachian trail again, this time traveling north (right). Here is where you will truly enjoy the pond. There are several rocky overlooks to the left, where you might want to lunch. Reach orange trail, and retrace to car.

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Hikers, Please be on the lookout for 2 runaway dogs - they hopefully are still traveling together but that may not be the case any longer. They left my home near the Mohican Outdoor Center on Friday 7/7 2017 and I have not seen them since. They are friendly nothing to fear but we want them home desperately. Please call/text with any info any time - 862-579-5671 - Laurie

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