The Pahaquarry Copper Mine Trail to Appalachian Trail Loop

HARD 27 reviews

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

The best !!!

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2 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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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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....

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4 months ago

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