The Pahaquarry Copper Mine Trail to Appalachian Trail Loop

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The Pahaquarry Copper Mine Trail to Appalachian Trail Loop is a 5.8 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
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

rocky

hiking
24 days ago

Easy and fun, took our dog.

3 months ago

A great hike through varied terrain. Outstanding for this area

hiking
4 months ago

Good marked trail...did Coppermine-AT-Keiser Trail back to Copper.
steep climbs in spots and rocky..definitely a good hike/workout. Nice stream on the train for water if needed.

7 months ago

Great trail for unusual wildlife sighting.

8 months ago

As previously said, not a challenging trail, but it was a great day hike!
Due to the crazy weather, it may have been 12 degrees out but a large portion of the trail was under water.

Views (and silence) made up for it!

8 months ago

Great trail hiked it at -2

10 months ago

Very nice view to the reservoir from the trail

Monday, September 11, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The best !!!

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Copper mine was meh. Views on the way up the red trail are okay but don't expect anything grand (go up the blue trail for pretty views on the way up). Lower end of hard difficulty; great alternative for leg day. You know that feeling of accomplishment when you hike up a difficult trail to reach the top or something awesome? You won't get that on the red trail. Quite a bit of overgrowth this time of year so don't forget the bug spray. It gets pretty fun though after you intersect the Appalachian trail.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Has several views along the ridge. The low water makes the trail understated with ups and downs that are flat and grassy. Mines where bricked. Skippable.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The historic ruins were awesome! The views were incredible. The rain however made things a tad more difficult. The whole loop is definitely not for the beginner....

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice loop and not a lot of people... copper mine portion is more interesting with waterfalls than Kaiser Side

Also justion of AT and Kaiser trail is not marked well... kaiser trail markers are sometimes blue squares and sometime white vinyl squares nailed to trees...

copper trail is well marked with red markers and junction with AT is obvious...

i enjoyed this hike

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Beautiful hike and trail. Waterfalls throughout. Easy to follow markers. Not too busy. Not really a hard trail.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

I rated this 5 stars more for the great scenery and views. If you take the loop from Kaiser trail to AT you get some fantastic views from AT. Great time of the year for this as the sky is so clear. Also the walk along Copper Trail is very cool as you follow along what looks to me like a combination river/rapids/falls. Very nice indeed. I don't know (my opinion) that it is a hard hike. If you hike enough this is more of a medium hike. Not a sneaker walk as I see a lot of people do. Didn't come across any copper lol.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Went during the most beautiful day in March. Definitely an incredible view once you get to the top, it's incredibly worth it. I personally wouldn't say this trail is difficult.

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

Tied this loops to the Douglas/Rock Cores/Garvey Springs loop connected with an out and back on the A/T (Raccoon Ridge). The run was decent, however the vista was extremely crowded with people drinking booze and eating pizza...so much for an enjoyable view.

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