Coppermines Trail to Kittatinny Ridge

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

This loop hike passes an old copper mine, goes through a magnificent gorge, and climbs to the ridge of the Kittatinny Mountains, with several panoramic viewpoints.

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From the trailhead, head into the woods on the red-blazed Coppermines Trail. Just past the trailhead, you’ll come to a fork. Bear left and follow a branch trail that parallels a cascading stream and leads in 750 feet to the sealed-off entrance of the lower mine – a relic of Dutch explorations for copper in the 1600s.

Retrace your steps to the fork and bear right, soon passing the ruins...

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Trip Reports

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August 19, 2016
Did the loop yesterday, though I extended it a bit by staying on the Kaiser Trail until the more northerly of the 2 spurs back to the Coppermines Trail.  The description is quite good, though there de
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October 15, 2015
Did the hike today with one pup.  Really nice.  Spectacular fall foilage.  Light breeze.  Cool temps - in the 60's.  I saw one bow hunter along the AT so I'm glad puppy was on leash the whole way.  Th
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July 05, 2015
I really enjoyed this hike, thank you for posting it.  It was a bit tough at the beginning with a 25 lb pack but it was well worth it.
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