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Kaiser, Appalachian, Rattlesnake Swamp, and Coppermine Trails Loop

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Kaiser, Appalachian, Rattlesnake Swamp, and Coppermine Trails Loop is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

This loop can also be entered by taking the Coppermine Trail.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Awesome trail

13 days ago

great hike!

We parked on Old Mine Road at Coppermine, took Kaiser (Blue) at fork, Kaiser to AT (white) north bound to Rattlesnake Swamp (orange),then Mohican Road back to AT briefly, and finished up on Coppermine. Kaiser is rocky, but evens out before AT with good views of PA, at AT junction views on both sides, looking forever south and east. There are mind blowing overlooks southeast from AT, especially after you pass Mohican Lodge and continue up the AT to Rattle Snake Swamp Trail. Coppermine descending toward the Delaware is shaded and along a brook with small waterfalls. Look for the barred mineshaft on the uphill side mead the bridged stream crossings. This route was 9.4 miles with nearly 2000 ft of elevation gain.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Parked at started at coppermine trailhead, coppermine trail is nice trail- not rocky. Connected to the AT and walked to catfish firetower had lunch, and turned back the same way. Great views on the ridge on the AT and a waterfall on the coppermine trail.

backpacking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail! Plenty of opportunities for water refills and camping if doing an overnight. Wonderful views once you reach the AT ridge line. Must pay close attention to signs and your path because it's easy to go in the wrong direction or miss a turn. Watch out for snakes sun-bathing (they are more afraid of you than you are of them). Make sure to hang food if doing an overnight. Very peaceful. Somewhat highly trafficked but never an issue, just frequently encountered other people. Even saw trail magic right before Catfish Pond, offering drinks and hot dogs.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Saw two black bears today. One a mileish in on the coppermine trail, the second no further than a 10th of a mile from the Fire Tower. Please be alert. The hike itself was solid overall. Some nice cascades on the coppermine trail. The rattlesnake trail was overall pretty meh outside of some nice flowers here and there. The real highlight is the fire tower and traversing the ridge on the AT. Great views.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beautiful not too hard but Rocky

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The firetower is one of my favorite views in New Jersey. Lots of uphill and large rocks. I'd consider it an intermediate trail.

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

Nice loop, running the ridge is great with some nice vistas and the firetower is a great view!

hiking
5 days ago

6 months ago

backpacking
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

backpacking
Monday, October 16, 2017

hiking
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