Racoon Ridge via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Racoon Ridge via Appalachian Trail is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

views

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

One of my favorite places to hike. The view is outstanding. To go as far as Raccoon Ridge, it's an out and back trail, But you can make it a loop by connecting the Keiser and the Copper mine Trail. Love all the trails near the Mohican Outdoor Center.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Relatively easy trail as long as you wear boots. Expect it to take around 3 hours depending on your pace. We weren't in a hurry.

1 month ago

Definitely stop in at the AMC hut to get a map, they are very nice and helpful! Thoroughly enjoyed the hike up to and along the ridge, beautiful views once you reach the top! As another reviewer mentioned you'll know you're almost there when you see the Worthington State Forest sign.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Try to go on this hike middle of September , 14,15,16,17, there will be the scientists up there doing the migrating raptor count it's very cool!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

AOK

hiking
3 months ago

great hike. not to heavy on the beginning. if you choose to take the Coopermine Trail loop which is beautiful with waterfalls, that will work your legs. Heaviest 1.3miles part, but so worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago