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Gunter Valley Reservoir

 There are several trails(all marked with 2'' X 6'' red vertical blazes with signs at trailheads)around and above the reservoir. A short ~ 1 mile walk will find you at the reservoir. Follow the signs. Just before crossing the spillway, South Reservoir Trailhead will lead you on a sometimes steep, rocky, sidehill trail through pine, hemlock and hardwood with views of the reservoir from time to time. It terminates on North Reservoir Trail (left) or Gunter Valley Road
    (right). Following North Reservoir Trail, intersect with Creedon Trail which currently is an out and back to the upper, shallow reaches of the reservoir. Continuing on North Reservoir, cross bridge over Trout Run and follow past the
intersection of Turnpike Trail and eventually along a nice waterside trail (with some wet areas(seasonal) and rocky sections back to the dam breast. If you decide to take Turnpike Trail, expect steep climbs to the powerline over the PA turnpike Kittatinny Tunnel is under your feet. At the powerline, looking east, the back side of the Blue Mountain with the powerline cut above the Blue Mt tunnel of the turnpike is visible. Turnpike Trail turns left and climbs  
    the powerline(note the bear chewings on the poles) to intersect with old logging road (Montgomery Trail). Turn left onto Montgomery and enjoy a mostly downhill walk, eventually turning left off the last log yard road before a private
 tract, down the rock steps, through a cool forest to a sometimes tricky wade across Trout Run following the trail around the private tract, left onto the logging road, up a small hill to intersect with Gunter Valley Road a half mile or so below the Reservoir. Trails are maintained by volunteers and brush cut at least twice a summer to keep them passable. Says Dave Coover


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