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Dunnfield Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (9)

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


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Point to Point

1,443' 440 m

High

558' 170 m

Low

890' 271 m

Up

67' 21 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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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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Karl W

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  3.6 from 9 votes

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Photos

Dunnfield Creek often slows to a trickle in late summer
Aug 18, 2019 near Belvidere, NJ
Enjoy a small waterfall on the Dunnfield Creek Trail.
May 31, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
A lone ray of sunshine finally break through the morning fog on Dunnfield Creek Trail in the Delaware Water Gap NRA
Aug 18, 2019 near Belvidere, NJ
Fog rolls in through an area of dense ferns on Dunnfield Creek Trail
Aug 18, 2019 near Belvidere, NJ

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Aug 9, 2020
Rachel Cronin
Start on AT with Roberts and looped around down this beautiful path with the girls 3.6mi — 2h 45m
May 31, 2020
Michael P
With ben on 5/31
Sep 28, 2019
Russ Ney
Aug 18, 2019
Lou Poulas
Dunnfield Creek Trail to Sunfish Ponds, returning via the AT 8mi — 3h 00m
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