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Kaiser, Appalachian, Rattlesnake Swamp, and Coppermine Trails Loop

HARD 45 reviews

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.

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.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Awesome trail

8 months ago

great hike!

hiking
Mon Jul 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
Mon Jul 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
Mon Jul 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
Sat May 13 2017

Beautiful not too hard but Rocky

Sun Jan 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.

running
Mon Nov 21 2016

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

recorded kaiser

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Mon Nov 12 2018

backpacking
Sat Apr 21 2018

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