Mt Tammany Fire Road
Also atop Mt. Tammany is the Mt Tammany Fire Road, which runs along the ridge to meet the Turquoise Trail to Sunfish Pond. This is one way to hike both Mt. Tammany and Sunfish Pond without backtracking.
Dunnfield Hollow Trail (green blaze)
This trail branches off the AT 1/2 mile north of Dunnfield, crosses a footbridge to the east side of Dunnfield Creek, and then climbs and descends the flank of Mt. Tammany. Hikers must then ford Dunnfield Creek to meet Holly Spring Trail, a 1/2-mile red-blazed connector that climbs southwest to the AT and Beulahland Trail. Green-blazes do continue north from the ford for 2 miles to Sunfish Pond, but trail washouts require several more crossings; a route via Holly Spring/ AT is recommended.
Total to AT /Holly Spring: about 2 miles, 1000 ft. climb .Total Dunnfield to Sunfish Pond: 4 miles, 1000 ft. climb. Climb is in two sections.
North end/Karamac parking GPS 40.989117 -75.128333
This trail hads two distinct sections:
• The southern section (about 3/4 mile) is in Worthington State Forest and begins at the traffic light on Old Mine Road This first mile follows a flat abandoned railbed and leads to a good view of the mouth of Broadhead Creek across the Delaware River at a set of railroad bridge piers. It is an easy trail, but can be damp underfoot after rainfalls.
• The rugged north end (about 1/4 mile) of the trail is in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It follows the river briefly on a narrow footpath to a view of the river at a cement embankment at riverside. The trail then climbs 200 ft. in 2/10 of a mile up the slope of the riverbank. (These were the grounds of the old Karamac Hotel), to end at Karamac and Farview parking areas on Old Mine Road. This end of the trail is far steeper and rockier than the southern end.
Arrow Island Trail |
Length: 0.9 mile, one-way
Elevation change: 221 feet
Trailhead location: Route 611 and National Park Drive
Description: Starting at the Arrow Island parking lot, this trail climbs through mixed forest and past the foundation of what was once a casino and resort. As you continue on you'll discover old stone fence rows and farmland. The trail will eventually terminate at a parking lot on National Park Drive.
NOTE: This trail may clsoe in August to protect peregrine falcon nesting sites on the cliff face fo Mt. Minsi.
The cliff face of Mt. Minsi PA from Arrow Island to Point of Gap Overlooks may close in spring until early August due to the nesting of peregrine falcons. The Appalachian Trail remains open during this time, but spur trails on Mt. Minsi will be closed. Birdwatching