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Mount Hope Historical Park
Take I-80 to Exit 35 (eastbound) or Exit 35B (westbound) and proceed north on Mt. Hope Avenue. In 0.5 mile, turn left onto Richard Mine Road. Continue for 0.7 mile and turn right onto Coburn Road (which becomes Teabo Road). The Park entrance is 0.7 mile ahead on the left. GPS Coordinates: 40.921573, -74.553153
Several loop trails lead hikers through former mining operations that date back to the early 1700s. For safety reasons, hikers should stay on the marked trails.
Several trails lead hikers through the former mining operations on woods roads [trails range from 1.0 to 1.5 miles]. A 2.7-mile loop trail combines the Red and Orange trails.
Use Web Map link on this site to locate a trail map. Click for a detailed description of a hike in the Reservation.
- Advisory: For personal safety, park policy requires you to stay on the park's marked trails.
Known locally as the Richard Mine, Mount Hope Historical Park was once a booming iron mining and processing site. Mining at this site had begun as early as 1710 and did not end until 1958 - and not until 1978 in the larger Rockaway Township area. The Park is part of the original Mount Hope Tract with more than 20 mining locations.