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Loved the Appalachian trail, beautiful nature alongside the river!

We walked up an advanced but doable unmarked trail directly to the right of the waterfall. Then we cut across and rejoined the trail up to the Sunfish Pond, which is actually a beautiful lake with natural high acidity and no swimming allowed. Some people were swimming anyway. On the way down we decided to use the switchback trail on the other side to return to the parking lot. The highlights were a green temperate rainforest filled with ferns, a gorgeous mountain-top lake, and an active waterfall.

Fun scramble on the red dot up Mt. Tammany, beautiful trek along the stream on the Dunnfield trail to Sunfish pond. The Dunnfield section feels like forever at points, then you start heading back up the hill to Sunfish pond. The trek back on the AT was really nice! This is a gorgeous hike! Definitely bring some water! There is a lot of water on the Dunnfield trail and some nice stream crossings! I’d recommend for anyone who wants a moderate but not total butt kicker of a hike!

Lightly traveled. Enough of a challenge with the elevation change. Well marked.

awesome views, very steep climb but a great work out. going back on blue was much easier.

Quite a few waterfalls along this trail which are all very nice but this trail does get CROWDED. I went on a late Sunday afternoon and there were about 30 people having a bbq/party at one of the falls with no respect to other hikers, they were sitting right on the trail and laying their food everywhere. Plus all this was going on while there were 2 rangers nearby on the road, but they said nothing to these people. Will probably do it again in the winter when hopefully it will be quieter

This place is awesome, gorgeous lake and waterfalls.

a few downed tree scrambles to get thru
also, the lower parking lot is closed
go to the upper glen trail area and walk down

Loved this hike. Super buggy.

Nice hike, great views going up the red dot trail. If you only do the red dot to blue dot it is a pretty short hike, I elected to do the sunfish pond as well. This part was quite easy but long.

Tough vertical climb but well worth the view

Lots of folks on Red Dot, even at 9am on a Fri, but didn’t see a single other person until Sunfish Pond when I left the Blue trail. That walk along the ridge is beautiful mountain meadows full of blueberry bushes, and a tight little animal track down Turquoise to the pond—don’t miss the turn! Swam in the pond, ate lunch, saw a few snakes snacking on frogs, and then didn’t see another person once I was on Turquoise again.

If you’re going counterclockwise, the end of the trail is closed, you have to divert to Red and finish on the AT, which is crowded again.

Beautiful, full-day hike!

Went in late March and the trees were still brown with no leaves, however it allowed for a nice view of the surrounding hills. Just follow the orange trail up to the white trail (AT). The first 1/2 mile is pretty steep and gets your heart rate up and the second 1/2 mile is still up hill but not as tedious. Sunfish pond was beautiful with the late afternoon sun sparkling on the water. Once you get to the top and are on the AT trail (white blazes) it get's pretty rocky and there are a few spots where it's basically stepping from one rock to another. Only saw a few people on the trail, otherwise it was quiet with only the sound of a near bye stream and wind through the trees.

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