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Blue Dot Trail

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A longer, fairly strenuous trail from the summit of Mt. Tammany.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

1,509' 460 m

High

458' 140 m

Low

57' 17 m

Up

1,052' 321 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly While the gradient can be steep at times, children will enjoy this trail's beautiful forests and scenic creek.

Description

While the Blue Blaze Trail is one of the more arduous trails in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the opportunities for striking views along the way make it all worthwhile.

Starting at the summit of Mount Tammany, near the end of the Red Dot Trail, wander along the forested bluffs of Mount Tammany for a half-mile, before turning northwest and beginning a considerable descent through beautiful hardwood forests. During the fall and winter, watch your step as the descent can often be covered in slippery, wet leaves.

After a mile of descending, the trail grades soften, allowing visitors to fully enjoy nearby Dunnfield Creek. At the junction with the Appalachian Trail (AT), continue south, following the trail downhill toward the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Mixed hardwood forests abound on this trail. Expect to see oaks as the dominant tree, with red maple and shagbark hickory sprinkled throughout.

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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
You'll pass by this scenic waterfall on the way to the summit of Mt. Tam.
Aug 20, 2016 near Strouds…, PA
View from Tammany (Red Dot) Trail with permission from hikePA https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikepa/
Aug 15, 2016 near Strouds…, PA
waterfall
Jul 12, 2019 near Belvidere, NJ
Delaware Water Gap. with permission from hikePA https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikepa/
Jul 21, 2016 near Strouds…, PA

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