Hike to Sunfish Pond
New Jersey › Sunfish Pond Trailhead
Added by The Outbound Collective
- Distance: 7.9 mile loop
- Elevation gain: 1150 ft
- Beautiful pond for relaxing and taking in spring or fall seasons
At the end of the parking lot, cross over the bridge and follow the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes) to a V-intersection. Turn right onto Dunnfield Creek Trail (green blazes), which will take you past a few cascades and up to Sunfish Pond.
Relax and eat lunch at the pond. When you're ready, take the AT back to the parking lot, following the white blazes.
Photo credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli
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Not Just A Stroll In The Woods
I hiked this trail and camped on Sunfish Pond a few times. It is almost a 4 mile hike with about 1000' elevation gain. Very rocky at times. There is a pretty cool Cairn field partially hidden on the AT that is a pretty cool spot to check out. I have only hiked the AT up and back so I have no comment on the other trails that are available from the parking lot however I did hear from other hikers/ backpackers that the other trails are just as nice. Check out the views from the Mt. Tammany trail from the lot too. Bring plenty of water and please remember to pack your trash out.
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