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A great hike through varied terrain. Outstanding for this area

The pond is very nice, there is a very large camping area with nice views, lots of fire rings in the camping section though fires are not allowed according to signage, i recommend you stick to the AT around the pond (white blazed) instead of taking the bypass trail so you dont miss the rock art, only down side is it seems to get very busy during the weekend, oh and make sure you stop at Llama ice cream after your hike, youll thank me later!

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.

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!

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5 months ago

The trail is not easy to find off if Shades of Death. I ended up pulling into a smaller parking area where there is an outhouse. Walking down a road and then making a right walking over and Earth bridge to the trail. It's an out and back trail. Not very exciting. I do like that you can continue on to the Summit Trail, to rest and enjoy the view.

Very nice view to the reservoir from the trail

hiking
7 months ago

The area is beautiful, but when entering from the entrance off Shades of Death road the trail gets swallowed up in the forest. As soon as you get past the Fairy Cave the trail isn't maintained very well and it is easy to get confused as to where the trail continues.

Trail should be rated as moderate. Throughout most of the Hike you can hear Rte 80 roaring by, definitely takes away from the experience. The lake itself is gross and swampy looking, I didn't feel that it was worth the long decline to get there and then the climb back out. The woods are pretty and there were some neat rock formations. But the loud traffic sounds really took away from the whole experience. I would not do it again or recommend it to others, there are too many other great trails in the area.

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.

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.

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

Parked at started at coppermine trailhead, coppermine trail is nice trail- not rocky. Connected to the AT and walked to catfish firetower had lunch, and turned back the same way. Great views on the ridge on the AT and a waterfall on the coppermine trail.

Great trail! Plenty of opportunities for water refills and camping if doing an overnight. Wonderful views once you reach the AT ridge line. Must pay close attention to signs and your path because it's easy to go in the wrong direction or miss a turn. Watch out for snakes sun-bathing (they are more afraid of you than you are of them). Make sure to hang food if doing an overnight. Very peaceful. Somewhat highly trafficked but never an issue, just frequently encountered other people. Even saw trail magic right before Catfish Pond, offering drinks and hot dogs.

The best !!!

Hikers, Please be on the lookout for 2 runaway dogs - they hopefully are still traveling together but that may not be the case any longer. They left my home near the Mohican Outdoor Center on Friday 7/7 2017 and I have not seen them since. They are friendly nothing to fear but we want them home desperately. Please call/text with any info any time - 862-579-5671 - Laurie

Saw two black bears today. One a mileish in on the coppermine trail, the second no further than a 10th of a mile from the Fire Tower. Please be alert.

The hike itself was solid overall. Some nice cascades on the coppermine trail. The rattlesnake trail was overall pretty meh outside of some nice flowers here and there.

The real highlight is the fire tower and traversing the ridge on the AT. Great views.

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.

hiking
11 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.

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.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beautiful view, can't wait to return and do it again. Wishing it was a little longer.

Beautiful not too hard but Rocky

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Summit Trail rocks! Love the view!

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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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nice beginners hike in the DWG area. You can get to the pond in about 1 to 1.5 hours (slow pace with plenty of breaks) via the green to orange to white blazed trails if you are looking for a little shorter out and back. A small parking area leaves a short walk along the road to the trailhead. Ticks were bad in the very beginning, so plan solid tick prevention. We didn't see any more after the first break. My kids definitely liked the pond and playing on the rocks. It is a little rocky up top, but no more than normal for the area. Plenty of wildlife... Looking forward to returning when the ferns are in full growth!

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

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