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Dries really fast! Great, never crowded, and trails are easily marked.

A beautiful trail that offers continuous babbling brooks and a brief glimpse of the iconic NJ AT. The first 1.5 miles of the trail is a sharp incline and takes a lot out of you, but the rest is relatively smooth sailing. Would recommend taking the loop counter clockwise to avoid the incline. Not a lot of majestic views but you get a few from time to time. Watch out for copperheads.

This is a short loop and well blazed in the beginning but poorly blazed at the end. Rocky a muddy. Not flat when you get past Lake. This would be a 5 if blazed correctly.

Great for kids

hiking
2 days ago

I probably hike this place 5-15 times in the fall and spring. It’s a great way to spend the whole day. A handful of hidden little locations too.

One of my all-time favorite trails! The gain is around 1000 feet / mile which makes for some great leg burn along the way. The payoff is well worth the scrambling and effort, and the descent through Dunnfield Creek features super crisp air and pleasant waterfalls. The descent reminds me of Stokes State Forest (to the northeast of Tammany), where you'll see massive hemlocks, cedars, and general old growth forest!

Awesome views of Pennsylvania from the NJ side of the water gap. The trail can be rough in some places. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mounttammany

hiking
4 days ago

A nice, quiet trail with a good climb and view as a climax.

trail running
4 days ago

Nice flat and well marked trail. Roughly 6 miles worth of loose sand trail, rest is dirt or harder packed sand.

Peaceful. Easy to follow trail. Only encountered two people with two dogs, some deer and a few geese. The water is pretty on a nice day.

This is a combo loop made from 4 trails Hoeferlin (yellow), Macevoy (blue), Castle Point (white), and Skyline Connector (red/white)
We did this hike with 4 kids ranging from 2-6. This was not an easy hike, even if you are not with kids, there were some challenging points.
Start at the North Parking Lot. Head down the main path till it forks and veer left. Start following the yellow markers. There is one point midway it got confusing, there were yellow markers heading in 2 directions, take the markers going down. Follow the yellow trail till it meets the main path. Head on the main path till you hit the lake and turn right. Start following the blue markers.
Part way down you will see a stream coming out of the forest. We took a break here and cooled. We climbed the rocks up and followed the stream into the forest a bit, then headed back to the main path. Keep following the blue markers until you hit a fork. Take the road to the right with the 2 cement pillars. About 100 ft up is the white trail head. This part is uphill but it is not very long. About 10-15 minutes. At the end of the uphill will be the castle ruins. This is a cool spot to take some pics and hand out in the shade. Once your read to head down, on the other side of the ruins is a wide clear path, follow it down to the main path. Continue on the main path , but we on the look out for the white markers. You will pass a private house and a little after that the white markers are on your left. Follow the white markers all the way to the end. You will meet the main path again. Take a right and about 50-100 ft down veer left onto Skyline Connector (red/white) Follow that all the way back to the car.
Great Hike. Would definitely do it again

hiking
6 days ago

This is such a lovely hike, however make sure you have a good footwear! I would agree with the classification as hard.

Fun place for a family hike

Beautiful hike to see magnanimous Atlantic white cedars available only in this trail. Hemlocks are enigmatic too. At the fag end of the trail, I lost my way and started walking north toward NYNJ border. Soon realized and walked south to reach parking. Nice boardwalk near swamp where snow is still melting. Mosses are beautiful and form a carpet on the water. Difficult to imagine it was a 12 feet deep lake 15,000 years ago.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful view of New York and the George Washington Bridge. Would not recommend talking kids or dogs. Rocky trial

hiking
7 days ago

Eagle Rock has a special magic that I haven’t seen matched by many parks. It has a vast array of terrains (from rocks and boulders to manicured trails to mossy wonderlands to some of the best off-trail hidden gems). In the nicer weather, I’ll find myself here at least 3-4 times a week. Keep an eye out for stick teepees and fairy houses on the trails! In the last couple years there has been trash and graffiti problems, but unsure if it’s due to it’s rising popularity or lack of staff upkeep and/or funding.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Probably the best mountain biking trail in NJ

mountain biking
7 days ago

Very fun for mountain biking

We went on this hike with a toddler and a 4 month old. It was beautiful but pretty strenuous with an extra 30 lbs strapped to your back. I would say it is big kid friendly but not toddler friendly. He was very tired on the assent and walked very little on his own. The summit was spacious and he was able to run around while we all ate lunch. Beautiful views but little tree cover this time of year and a lot of downed trees. Parking is atrocious here. If you come after 830 be prepared to be creative on where you put your car. My little lump was asleep the entire time.

It’s a great mid-distance loop. A nice mixture of climbs and flat terrain. You’ll pass hardwood trees, a flowing creek, a small lake, and some nice overlooks. It’s a great way for new high pointers to check a state high point off the list. If you are a high pointer, I recommend going clockwise on the trail so you climb into the high point near the end of your hike.

Very rewarding day hike with great views, ponds, streams and a beautiful waterfall.

Me and 3 friends ventured out for a 6 1/2 mile walk/hike , it was glorious and highly recommended for all ages!

Decent amount of elevation for a local hike. Only a few others out on a sunny mid April day. We’ll be back.

I've lived in Vernon for 25 years and finally just did this walk today! Beautiful views and great for walking dogs.

Had an absolutely wonderful time hiking this trail today. Every time we came upon another group hiking they were very polite and friendly. The views are absolutely worth the sweat. Can’t wait to come back an enjoy the views again.

hiking
8 days ago

A decent hike but makes me miss well blazed and maintained Colorado trails. Sections of the yellow trail very muddy and torn up. Several trees down across the trail. A few more blazes would be helpful also. At times you have to look back for a blaze going the other direction to be sure you’re on the right path. Typical trail for the area with lots of tree roots and rocks.

A moderate, largely unmaintained loop trail that winds down the mountain and has a steep incline to finish. Trail is well marked with a couple of nice views along the way, as well as a 0.5 mile reroute to a waterfall. Would recommend on a nice day!

Loved it - great mix of flat trails, hills and a bit of steep rock. Great views!

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