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Kaiser, Appalachian, Rattlesnake Swamp, and Coppermine Trails Loop

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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.

Length 12.0 mi Elevation gain 1,856 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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

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Reviews (69)
Photos (492)
Recordings (58)
Completed (150)
Andrea Flohn
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble
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Amee Van Harrant
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Amazing hike on the AT. I went a slightly different route by taking Rattlesnake trail where you first pick it up, I saw a bear on that route as it was less busy than AT. Saw a beautiful owl at start if hike too. Get there early, the roads were blocked when Ieft.

Hyo Kim
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DAn Mccarthy
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Great hike with Ann Emily and lucie. No Elvis due to back leg issue. Met chili head hiking the app trail. Nice guy. Walked to sunfish pond and back - beautiful sunny day. The ladies saw two black snakes. Emily’s new trail name is “jumper”

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Mendel Mayteles
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Rocky trail, saw plenty of wildlife, porcupines, eagles, hawks, a rattlesnake, deer and a black beer at the very beginning. Some nice views along the AT section.

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Jimmy T
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Maiya Hotchkiss
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HikingRocky

This was a nice walk in the woods, but not a very strenuous hike. I would describe it as moderate. With the rocks buried under the leaves it was hard to navigate so for those with weak joints, fall may be challenging on this trail.

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Michael Weinstein
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HikingMuddyRocky

Really exceptional. Three days of heavy rain in the area and even with muddy and wet conditions, fantastic hike. Rattlesnake Swap portion was very green and lush, fun to see this time of year.

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Emily Sorrentino
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Hiking

Nice little day hike. Lots of small rocks to make your feet sore so wear sturdy boots. One of the better hikes in the DWG for sure.

Anthony Mannino
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HikingRocky

Awesome trail

Russell Varney
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great hike!

Carly Beckstrom
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Hiking

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.

Carley Dykstra
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Backpacking

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.

Matt Rubock
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Hiking

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.

Ken B.
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Hiking

Beautiful not too hard but Rocky

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

Dave Hamilton
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Running
First to Review

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

On The Water #/ fishing Saltlife
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Joshua Garcia Sanchez
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Kelly Lamas
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Anthony Seymour
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Jack Aitken
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ernest phillips
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Anthony Seymour
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