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Nice views around the lake, otherwise mediocre views. Challenging steep uphill section to begin with for fit persons. Hiked feb 18. Took 3hr20 without stops. iPhone measured at 7 miles (?) would give 3.5 if could.

Great trail for unusual wildlife sighting.

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!

mountain biking
2 months ago

wonderful trail for bike riding

It is 10.3 miles and 1600 feet of climbing. Great course. I did it after snow storm and it was a lot of fun “little bit challenging but that is what we MTB like it” Highly recommended

Awesome trail

I absolutely love coming here So much so we got married on the suspension bridge on July 1st. For the rest of my life this hike this trail will have a special meaning to me.

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.

Very peaceful. I walked the entire trail today, and never saw another person. Trail gets pretty rocky at parts, and slippery from all of the leaves.

Very nice views on this cool crisp November day. The trail is a little on the rocky side in some spots but that's what you get in the Delaware water gap area.

Great views and some rock scrambling along the ridge line. good times.

I didn't hike this entire thing, a friend of mine pulled off to a halfway point. I plan to hike it soon and the view at the top is absolutely stunning. A must do if you're in the area.

Although the Pochuck trail is easy, Adding it to the Stairway to Heaven trail is well worth it.

Very nice view to the reservoir from the trail

Loved this hike. I've heard it is very crowded on the weekends so we took 1/2 day of work and arrived at 3:00 on a Friday. Not crowded at all. The 8 mile out and back took us 3 1/2 hours. You can make good time on the boardwalk section. The hike to the vista is challenging but worth it. We did see a bear on the way up, so be aware. Beautiful along boardwalk at sunset.

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.

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.

Love the woods in this area, beautiful hike. Started at sunrise on a Tuesday and only saw two other people on the way back.

Nice combination of boardwalk and slight uphill climbs. You even cross a cow pasture. We didn’t climb up to the stairway to heaven part but will next time. We did a total of 5 1/2 miles from road in Vernon where we parked to the base of stairway to heaven and back the same way we came.

Most absolutely beautiful views! Peaceful and aww inspiring!

By far one of my favorite hikes! Beautiful!

Very cool hike, mostly on boardwalk in beginning but few places for dog to "explore" along route. Definitely coming back and with more water next time.

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.

The green trail was difficult to find at first, but a great hike once you found the trail. Super steep!

Good trail. Heavily trafficked. A bit confusing where to go at the top. This was worth it for the view but I wish it were harder and less people were around.

Ok, am confused. We went about five miles in from South lot. Then we took a very close look at loop. Looks like it goes back across water?? Didn’t want to chance the last five with a prospect of doing 20 or so and wife killing me. Any feedback? Does the loop close by taking walk on road back to South lot??

The boardwalk area is lovely with amazing wildflowers. The Stairway to Heaven is very rocky and gets a bit steep toward the end, but the view at the top is worth it.

Nice trail through a boardwalk with beautiful wild flowers, forest, a cow pasture and a bouldering hike to a spectacular view of Sussex County.

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