Mount Tammany

Jacksonburg, New Jersey

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The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed natural treasures, has attracted painters, hikers, canoeists, and fresh-air lovers since the 1800s. Today the great resorts are burned or gone bust, but the Gap remains, protected within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad.

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"The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed natural treasures, has attracted painters, hikers, canoeists, and fresh-air lovers since the 1800s.

Today the great resorts are burned or gone bust, but the Gap remains, protected within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jacksonburg
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Season: Open daily, year-round
Local Contacts: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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2/7/2018
I looking to do a nature bird walk is this a good place?
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8/19/2015
I took this loop hike up and down from the Dunnfield Creek parking area. There was a yearling bear running around stealing some of the hikers stuff- it was funny to see. I didn't see the mother until I started descending from the summit. The ascent gets the heart pumping. At the top, the view across the Gap was beautiful. I also saw the cub's stash of shoes and trinkets- like a natural geocache! The total length of stay was 4 hours.
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6/21/2013
Red trail rock scramble most of the way. A challenge with a rewarding view and sense of accomplishment. Take blue trail to Dunnfield creek falls and return to parking area on Appalachian Trail. 3 hour hike, 3.5 miles.
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12/4/2011
I like the trail, it's pretty easy - only close to the top it gets kind of rocky. The view from the top is beautiful. The only downside is that especially in the winter you'll permanently hear the traffic from I-80.
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5/15/2011
Highly recommend this hike. The red dot trail is pretty rocky and can be challenging, but a lot of fun. It was a semi cloudy day with mist, which i think made the forest views even better! Spotted a bear on the blue trail close to the stream
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5/1/2011
Lush green hike with beautiful scenery and river views.
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4/2/2010
This is an awesome and amazing trail - fantastic views from over looking the delaware to magnificent forest, rivers and waterfalls. It has steep areas mostly on the red dot - but go slow if you are inexperienced - where good hiking shoes and you will enjoy this trail!
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8/16/2009
Great hike, my girlfriend and I took the red dot trail to the peak and completed the loop by following the blue blazed trail down to the AT and then back to the dunfield natural area parking lot. The hike up is relatively strenuous by way of the red dot -due to the quick and constant elevation gain. However the hard work is worth it because the several views you will encounter (particularly the summit view) are some of the best I have seen in the tri-state area. In addition, following the blue blazed trail down through Dunfield creek is amazing. The waterfalls and streams make for a perfect spot to relax, have a snack, take some great pictures, and maybe even dip your feet in the cool water. All in all this is a very rewarding hike and a great way to spend some free time.. As an aside, parking at trailhead can get pretty crowded as the morning goes on so i would recomend going fairly early. I was there by 8:30am on a Sunday and the lot was fairly empty..Upon arriving back at my car a few hours later the lot was litterally overflowing..Get out there and do this hike! you will not regret putting in the work..Enjoy!
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7/15/2009
This is a nice trail that doesnt take too long but gets your heart pumping! It starts with a stairstep climb up a bit, levels out, then a steady climb for a while. You are then faced with a steep rock wall that looks harder to climb than it actually is. Once up that wall, it is a fairly steep and steady climb up rocks to the top. Real nice views of the river from about halfway up and then again at the top. The top is fun to explore..make sure you step out onto the rocks that lead to a cliff for great views. I dont know about the 3-4 hour rating on this trail; I am only in average shape and did the climb up in One hour 10 minutes, and down in 50 minutes for a total of two hours. I came down red dot trail too. Be careful coming down! Overall a good trail that is somewhat strenous, but not a real 'challenging' trail. Good for families or just for a quick walk.
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5/10/2009
Great hike with terrific views of the Delaware Gap. The din from I-80 is the only distraction.
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