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Red Dot Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (10)

Captivating views of the Delaware River await anyone who clambers up Mt. Tammany's steep slopes.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

1,453' 443 m

High

352' 107 m

Low

1,101' 336 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly While the gradients may prove strenuous for children, the trail's short distance makes it doable, and the views make it all worthwhile.

Description

Starting at the Dunnfield Creek Parking Area, follow the red-blazed trail past the junction with the Red Dot Trail Parking Lot Connector and up a steady climb. Continue climbing the ridge, taking time to slow down and enjoy the beautiful hardwood forests around you while you catch your breath.

After a mile of strenuous climbing, the trail grade becomes gentler, allowing visitors to breathe easy for a short while before their breath is taken away by the jaw-dropping views available at the Overlook located on the summit of Mt. Tammany.

Sadly (or thankfully, depending on the visitor), the Red Dot Trail ends at this point. Visitors can return the way they came, or continue along the Blue Blaze Trail for a more pleasant descent along gentler grades.

Flora & Fauna

Mixed hardwood forests surround this trail, with white oak, red maple, and shagbark hickory in abundance.

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  4.4 from 10 votes

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The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
The summit of Mount Tammany looks out at Mt. Minsi across the Delaware River.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
The Red Dot Trail never gets old - different seasons offer different vista's, each unique that delivers a lasting memory.
Apr 22, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
View from Tammany (Red Dot) Trail with permission from hikePA https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikepa/
Aug 15, 2016 near Strouds…, PA
Delaware Water Gap. with permission from hikePA https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikepa/
Jul 21, 2016 near Strouds…, PA
View from Mt Tammany
Nov 17, 2018 near Belvidere, NJ

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Oct 19, 2020
Wes L
Jul 15, 2020
Kelly Chicoma
Nov 3, 2019
Komal Patel
Sep 28, 2019
Russ Ney
Sep 8, 2019
Chris Dizon
Sep 1, 2019
Fi Cheng
Sep 1, 2019
Joanna W
Out and back using Red Dot only.
Aug 18, 2019
Peter Wright
Congested at the narrow points. Hot and sticky today, bring lots of water