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3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 890' 271 m
Descent: -67' -21 m
High: 1,443' 440 m
Low: 558' 170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A nice trail that follows Dunnfield Creek up a gully to Sunfish Pond.

Karl W

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek

Description

Dunnfield Creek Trail begins a short distance from the trailhead at Dunnfield Creek Parking Area. To access the trail, you can begin along the AT with its famous white blazes for half a mile. Then take the Blue Blaze Trail on the right for 0.2 miles. Look for the three greenish trail start blazes. The blazes are a little infrequent along the trail but it is easy enough to follow northeast along the scenic Dunnfield Creek.

The trail crosses over the creek a few times, but there are high water bypasses to allow you to pass the crossings. However, they should be manageable due to numerous boulders and fallen trees. After 1.1 miles, the red-blazed Holly Springs Trail appears on the right - it would take you up to the AT if you fancy. After another perhaps 1.5 miles and a few more stream crossings the trail will turn north, leaving the stream, and gain elevation a little steeper before dropping down to an intersection with the Sunfish Pond Fire Road and the AT.

Flora & Fauna

Northern Water Snakes are very common around Sunfish Pond.

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Jul 5, 2018
Cynthia Fink
3.3mi
Jul 1, 2018
Julia M
Beware of the mosquitoes Nice hike otherwise
Feb 10, 2018
Ewa Cohen
Feb 1, 2018
Katie O'Malley
Aug 26, 2017
Steven Kolombaris
3.3mi
May 27, 2017
Karl W
Nov 11, 2016
Jan Leung
Use this as the beginning of a loop w/ the AT as the returning leg. Enjoyable, not easy not hard
Oct 12, 2009
Leon Kotlyar

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