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Mt. Tammany Fire Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 209' 64 m
Descent: -144' -44 m
High: 1,589' 484 m
Low: 1,490' 454 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Charles Behnken

A road traversing the eastern edge of the Kittatinny Ridge though the forest.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

State Park maps have Yards Creek property marked as private property, and it is restricted.

Description

The trail starts at the high-point of the Blue Dot Trail on the Kittatinny Ridge and travels northeast along the edge of the ridge with views (between the trees) into the valley and farmland below. The best view on this trail is right at the start, at the junction with the Blue Dot Trail—run south down the ridge about 50 feet to a rock outcropping.

From the start, the trail heads northeast, paralleling the Appalachian Trail. As a reasonably level old road through the woods, it is a well defined path, but can be narrow at times.

About halfway along the trail, you'll see an open field which is the site of a Heliport used by the fire service. After about 3.0 miles, the road intersects with the Turquoise Trail which cuts through a valley and past Sunfish Pond to connect with the AT. Currently the trail is crossed with down logs at the intersection with the Turquoise Trail (though they may not remain), so be on the lookout for the Turquoise Trail intersection. The Mt. Tammany Fire Road continues to the Yards Creek Reservoir which is private property. If you continue past the Turquoise Trail, you'll have to turn around at the boundary and retrace your steps.

Note: Where the trail starts at the top of the ridge, the Blue Dot Trail turns south to the Mt. Tammany Overlook, a short distance away, with great views of the Delaware Water Gap.

Flora & Fauna

Porcupine have been seen along this trail.

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Photos

View to southeast from top of Blue Blaze (Blue Dot) Trail
Nov 8, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
Turquoise Trail
Nov 8, 2017 near Hardwick, NJ
Helipad field on Mt Tammany Fire Road
Nov 19, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ

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