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Coppermine, Appalachian, and Kaiser Trails Loop

HARD 73 reviews

Coppermine, Appalachian, and Kaiser Trails Loop is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
1,243 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running





Awesome trail, very rocky so bring good boots and some walking sticks.

Overall very nice hike!! Continued on the blue (kaiser) trail... instead of the connector. The “blue” trail on this map was different then in the actual park - as you can see from my recording. Walked back on the road to the parking lot. Beautiful viewpoint at the top about 4 miles in (:

1 month ago

The view in the top is priceless!

1 month ago

The view in the top is priceless!

1 month ago

The view in the top is priceless!

1 month ago

Trail was amazing for those who actively hike. Definitely nice incline and elevation gain. Beautiful views and waterfalls along the way.

6 months ago

Excellent. The Copper Mine was of particular interest.

7 months ago

Saw three bears on Thursday October 4th about a mile in. Two scattered and the mother grunted a few times, turned her head and walked off. I slowly backed up, turned around and went back to my car. I carry bear spray whenever I enter the woods and I highly recommend it to everyone else. I didn't have to use it but it was very happy that I had it during this encounter, just in case. I'll be back one day but I wont be hiking on trails with no cars in the parking lot any more.

8 months ago

Easy hike. it should not be included in hard hikes.

9 months ago

Easy and fun, took our dog.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A great hike through varied terrain. Outstanding for this area

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Good marked trail...did Coppermine-AT-Keiser Trail back to Copper. steep climbs in spots and rocky..definitely a good hike/workout. Nice stream on the train for water if needed.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Great trail for unusual wildlife sighting.

Monday, January 15, 2018

As previously said, not a challenging trail, but it was a great day hike! Due to the crazy weather, it may have been 12 degrees out but a large portion of the trail was under water. Views (and silence) made up for it!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Great trail hiked it at -2

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Very nice view to the reservoir from the trail

Monday, September 11, 2017

This trail is not hard at all. There are a few steep and rocky parts but it was easy enough for my kids all under 8 years old. We started on the Copper Mine Trail (red) to the A.T. then took Kaiser Trail (Blue) back down. Some interesting old stone structures, geological features, small waterfalls, and a few vistas along the A.T. Overall it was fun for the kids especially when we surprised a timber rattlesnake. The trails are well maintained and well blazed. There were at least a dozen other people here on a Sunday in September. Also several dogs off their leashes. Hardly any litter and lots of parking at the trailhead on Old Mine Road.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great hike. Only a few people, not that I have a problem with people, and no highway noise! The dogs loved it! The views are so so.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The gorge makes the hike worth it. Overlook is okay.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The best !!!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

There is some nice views from the 2 mile section on top of the ridge, but don't expect to see something unique because of the trails name. The hike itself is easy.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Copper mine was meh. Views on the way up the red trail are okay but don't expect anything grand (go up the blue trail for pretty views on the way up). Lower end of hard difficulty; great alternative for leg day. You know that feeling of accomplishment when you hike up a difficult trail to reach the top or something awesome? You won't get that on the red trail. Quite a bit of overgrowth this time of year so don't forget the bug spray. It gets pretty fun though after you intersect the Appalachian trail.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Has several views along the ridge. The low water makes the trail understated with ups and downs that are flat and grassy. Mines where bricked. Skippable.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The historic ruins were awesome! The views were incredible. The rain however made things a tad more difficult. The whole loop is definitely not for the beginner....

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice loop and not a lot of people... copper mine portion is more interesting with waterfalls than Kaiser Side Also justion of AT and Kaiser trail is not marked well... kaiser trail markers are sometimes blue squares and sometime white vinyl squares nailed to trees... copper trail is well marked with red markers and junction with AT is obvious... i enjoyed this hike

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beautiful hike and trail. Waterfalls throughout. Easy to follow markers. Not too busy. Not really a hard trail.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

I rated this 5 stars more for the great scenery and views. If you take the loop from Kaiser trail to AT you get some fantastic views from AT. Great time of the year for this as the sky is so clear. Also the walk along Copper Trail is very cool as you follow along what looks to me like a combination river/rapids/falls. Very nice indeed. I don't know (my opinion) that it is a hard hike. If you hike enough this is more of a medium hike. Not a sneaker walk as I see a lot of people do. Didn't come across any copper lol.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Went during the most beautiful day in March. Definitely an incredible view once you get to the top, it's incredibly worth it. I personally wouldn't say this trail is difficult.

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

Tied this loops to the Douglas/Rock Cores/Garvey Springs loop connected with an out and back on the A/T (Raccoon Ridge). The run was decent, however the vista was extremely crowded with people drinking booze and eating much for an enjoyable view.

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