The Pahaquarry Copper Mine Trail to Appalachian Trail Loop

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The Pahaquarry Copper Mine Trail to Appalachian Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Blairstown, New Jersey that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

rocky

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1 month ago

This trail is not hard at all. There are a few steep and rocky parts but it was easy enough for my kids all under 8 years old.

We started on the Copper Mine Trail (red) to the A.T. then took Kaiser Trail (Blue) back down.

Some interesting old stone structures, geological features, small waterfalls, and a few vistas along the A.T. Overall it was fun for the kids especially when we surprised a timber rattlesnake.

The trails are well maintained and well blazed. There were at least a dozen other people here on a Sunday in September. Also several dogs off their leashes. Hardly any litter and lots of parking at the trailhead on Old Mine Road.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Only a few people, not that I have a problem with people, and no highway noise! The dogs loved it! The views are so so.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

The gorge makes the hike worth it. Overlook is okay.

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3 months ago

The best !!!

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4 months ago

There is some nice views from the 2 mile section on top of the ridge, but don't expect to see something unique because of the trails name. The hike itself is easy.

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