Racoon Ridge and Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Racoon Ridge and Appalachian Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month ago

Awesome hike! Started at the camp Mohican visitor center where the people were super friendly and helpful. The AT is really rocky, so made sure you were good hiking boots. The views at the top of raccoon ridge are amazing; a 360 degree view. Make sure you go to the top. You'll know you're almost there when you see a worthington state forest sign. We decided to keep going towards sunfish lake but when the trail forked we went right and I think we were supposed to go left. Instead of 8 miles round trip, we ended up doing 10 and never got to see sunfish. We saw two copperhead snakes by the power lines, one of them was the biggest snake I have ever seen. Be wary of the snakes.

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1 month ago

Definitely recommend! Easier end of moderate difficulty on the way up the blue trail with awesome views that keep getting better as you reach the Appalachian trail; soak in the view! After you're done, turn right to keep ascending and you will not be disappointed. You will know when you reach the top—the wise one will be there to greet you! Great trail!

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10 months ago

Awesome way to beat the crowds from the DWG area.

11 months ago

Not bad! I recommend. Nice view

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

This was a nice hike. I started where this app gave me directions to but just as a precaution, the directions aren't going to get you to the right spot. The location for the start of this hike is not directly on Gaisler Rd. Once you're on Gaisler you have to make a right onto Camp Mohican Rd. You follow that down to the parking lot where you can register and find the trail. The girl at the station was particularly nice. She gave me an orange vest since it was the first day of hunting season. The hike was a little over 5 miles. It only took me about 2 hours but I hike rather fast because I'm tall. I would recommend this hike to anyone, it wasn't very difficult and since it's the AT you can keep going if you'd like. The view at Raccoon Ridge is particularly nice.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Great hike from "fiddlers elbow" up the ridge and down to a few miles to crater lake. That water in the lake is perfect. They used to have a dock out in the lake that we'd swim to and then run back home on the trail. Great memories!

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

i actually started this hike by Delaware river gap, it was my first hike ever... and i loved it!