Sadly it’s been some time since we got out for a good ole fashion family hike. This is a great access point to Sunfish Pond that is much quieter than the Route 80 Access point via the AT or Dunnfield Creek Trail. Even on a Sunday this was very lightly travelled. The trail has a few sections of pretty steep elevation gain but the entire route, inclusive of a loop around the pond comes in under 5 miles!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
There are a variety of access points and routes to the pond via Old Copper Mine Road.... The Garvey Spring Trail is by far the most direct but has the greatest elevation gain over the shortest distance. We returned via this route but tool the more gradual elevation gain across the Douglas Trail to the Rock Cores Trail and then the upper section of the Garvey Springs Trail.
There are a handful of great lunch spots once you reach the pond that vary with where you want to lunch and weather you plan on completing the loop around the pond.
Sunfish Pond, Delaware Water Gap, Old Min Road, Worthington, Worthington State Forest