Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail

Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail

Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail


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3.6 Mile Out and Back

Pahaquarry, New Hampshire

Franconia Notch State Park

Delaware Water Gap

Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail

This 3.6-mile circular trail near Pahaquarry, New Jersey, is a must-see. Generally regarded as a difficult route. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

Mount Tammany is one of New Jersey's most popular treks, and for good reason! The hike provides magnificent views of the Delaware Water Gap without being too difficult. The trailhead is very conveniently accessible, being just off Interstate 80.

Despite the fact that there are multiple huge parking lots, they fill up rapidly on hot weekends. Arrive early to obtain a parking spot. It will be a short walk from wherever you park to the trailhead at the Dunfield Creek Natural Area.


This loop can be completed in any way, however most people prefer the counter-clockwise approach shown on this page. The Red Dot Trail has a portion that demands scrambling up a steep rocky cliff. This scramble is best done climbing uphill, therefore take the Red Dot Trail counter-clockwise and then the Blue Dot Trail (Pahaquarry Trail).

The Red Dot Trail offers views the entire way up. Continue west on the Blue Dot Trail after reaching the summit. This trail descends more gradually, finally passing by a swimming hole with a few small waterfalls.

Take a left and go along Dunnfield Creek on the Appalachian Trail for a short distance. You'll be back at the parking lot after a short walk if you want something shorter, skip Mount Tammany and instead stroll along Dunnfield Creek to the swimming hole.