Rattlesnake Swamp Trail |
Length: 2.25 miles, one-way
Elevation change: 200 feet
Trailhead location: Route 602, due east from Millbrook Village, has two parking areas for visitor access to the Appalachian Trail and Rattlesnake Swamp Trail; trails may also be accessed from Mohican Outdoor Center
Brochure: NJ/PA Hikes Bulletin is available at any visitor center.
Description: This fairly easy climb up the Catfish Fire Tower Road is best enjoyed as a loop with the Appalachian Trail. From Rt. 602 follow the fire road until it reaches the Appalachian Trail atop the ridge to enjoy the continuous and spectacular overlooks of the pastoral landscape below. Descending an short, steep orange-blazed connector from an outcrop on the AT, stop off at Mohican Outdoor Center for a view of Catfish Pond, then retrace your steps a bit up the connector to the first left (going north) to return to Rt. 602 via Rattlesnake Swamp. Despite the name, you are not any more likely to encounter a rattlesnake here than elsewhere along the Kittatinny Ridge.
Coventry Pond Trail |
Length: 0.9 mile, one-way
Elevation change: 140 feet
Trailhead location: From Millbrook Village, begin at the pipe gate situated on 602 just past the Grist Mill (park in Millbrook Village lot)
Description: This gentle trail will guide visitors through a hemlock ravine to a beaver pond.
Orchard Trail |
Length: <0.8 mile, one-way
Elevation change: 200 feet
Trailhead location: From Millbrook Village, opposite parking area.
Description: An easy walk through the woods.
Donkey Hollow Trail |
Length: 1.8 miles
Elevation change: 380 feet
Trailhead location: Millbrook Village
Pioneer Trail |
Length: 2.5 mile, one-way
Elevation change: 454 foot
Trailhead location: Off of the Hamilton Ridge Trail
Description: This old woods road starts at the northeast terminus on the Hamilton Ridge Trail. It gradually drops down into mature hardwood forests and follows along a slight ridge along a small ravine. The trail finally passes along old overgrown fields and stone fence rows reaching a bluff about 100 feet above the river. The trail then winds its way back past an old farmstead before returning back to the Hamilton Ridge Trail.
Hamilton Ridge Trail |
Length: 2.8 miles
Elevation change: 523 feet
Trailhead location: Gated roadway ½ mile north of Millbrook Village on the southbound lane
Description: The north end of the Hamilton Ridge Trail is at Old Mine Road ½ mile north of Millbrook Village and parallels Old Mine Road 2 miles southward. The northern mile is flat with some old paving; the southern mile is dirt and descends 450 feet to a "T" intersection with Lower Hamilton Trail. Turn left 3/10 mile to Old Mine Road near Van Campens Glen.