Four Birds Trail/Wildcat Ridge Trail Loop from Lower...

Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area

Wildcat Ridge Trail in a rock cut for the former Oreland Branch Railroad - Photo by Daniel Chazin Wildcat Ridge Trail in a rock cut for the former Oreland Branch Railroad - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike passes many remnants of former mining activity, including a barricaded mine used by hibernating bats and an abandoned cemetery, reaches a panoramic viewpoint, and follows an old railroad bed.

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From the parking area, the Four Birds Trail heads north on a woods road, running jointly with the orange-blazed Hibernia Brook Trail. To the right are the stone-and-concrete ruins of buildings that once processed ore extracted from the Hibernia Mines. In 300 feet, bear right to continue on the white-blazed Four Birds Trail (the orange-blazed Hibernia Mine Trail bears left here). In another 100...

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