Mount Hope Historical Park Trails is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wharton, New Jersey. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 173 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Nice hike. Some evidence of the former mining days. Trials are rocky due to the mining rubble. Many of the mine entrances have been been filled-in or collapsed. It's a nice quiet day hike. Few people were around. Take a picture of the trail description paper before you start. There are some reference markers along the trial (some are missing) that tie to the descriptions. Otherwise, the trail is well marked.

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rocky
3 months ago

I took the red trail to the orange & back onto the red. There is a short green trail that cuts the orange in half. You can also jump on the blue trail from the orange to meet up with the red again.

Great little loop. Saw a fox and pileated woodpecker. Wide trail.

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8 months ago

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rocky
11 months ago

Hiked the red trail with my daughter and found it to be the perfect trail for introducing her to hiking. There was a creek that was a little challenging but not terrible. Be sure to bring your bug spray.

recorded 06/07/19

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11 months ago

To complete the trail as mapped you must follow the red blaze. Plenty of parking at the trailhead A helpful kiosk and signage with notes about the area and the history of the old mines nearby. Evidence of motorized vehicle use along the trail but well maintained and little to no trash. Very loose rocks may make a few sections challenging for some skill levels. Overall an easy to moderate hike considering the terrain and elevation change. Some steep mine pits are not fenced so be careful with kids and dogs. There are a few other intersecting trails (orange, white) if you wish to extend beyond the 1.5 miles. Not much to see here besides power lines, old mine pits, and wild flowers depending on the season. There is hunting in the area depending on the season and the day.

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rocky
Mon Jun 03 2019

No path to cross the stream on the red trail (1.5mi) with the dog without wet shoes so we did the white. A right turn to stay on course was literally trail marks on a stone on the ground. Then it was simply a path under the power lines Maybe the red trail is a nicer hike.

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rocky
Fri May 17 2019

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Tue Feb 19 2019

short but interesting to see the mining sites and old forge site that helped support the revolutionary war efforts.

Sat Jan 27 2018

Nice hike. I have hiked all over the country and do believe that it should be rated as a moderate. The trail is almost 8 miles long, and has some decent inclines. There is a fair amount of water along the trails which my two labradors greatly appreciated

Thu Nov 23 2017

As a “moderate” Trail I can’t give it a five. It’s a nice walk and it was a quick run around a couple of trails… But it should be rated as easy so you don’t burn the morning on it when you’re looking for something a little more challenging than easy.

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Thu May 04 2017

Awesome trails. I completed all of them. I love seeing all the old mine areas.

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Fri Apr 28 2017

Great trail for any type of hikers!

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Thu Jun 07 2012

Another way is to take Richard mine road to coburn rd this becomes teabo rd. then entrance will be on left

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Mon Mar 07 2011

Part of this is a loop, but part of it is an out and back. I know because I helped in its establishment, and led many interpretive hikes here. Using the trail guide map, this is a great place to learn about early iron mining, see some nice scenery, and even see an oddity or two - like the Pinto shaft, wherein trail developers found an old Ford Pinto, which has been removed. The loop is easy, the out and back is moderate. Dogs love walking here.

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12 days ago

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