Copper Mine Trail- Hike Racoon Ridge –
May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We’ll be climbing up the very steep Copper Mine trail to the AT and turn South to Racoon Ridge before returning on Kaiser Trail.
Difficulty: Advanced, fairly steep rocky ascents
Length: 7 miles
Terrain: Rocky woods trails, lollipop trail
Elevation Gain: 1200′
Duration: ~4 hours
Proceed west on I-80 to the Delaware Water Gap and take Exit 1 (Millbrook/Flatbrookville), the last exit in New Jersey. Bear right at the bottom of the ramp and head north along the Delaware River on Old Mine Road. The road is only one lane wide for about half a mile, and a traffic light has been installed to regulate the two-way traffic. Continue for 7.5 miles to the Copper Mine Parking Area, on the left side of the road (the parking area is 0.5 mile beyond milepost 7 on Old Mine Road).
Lunch at Old Log Cabin Inn on Rt 46 in Columbia.