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Surebridge Mine & Greenwood Mine

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Trail stats

Distance
8.02 mi
Elevation gain
1,453 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,302 ft
Max elevation
1,234 ft
TrailRank 
27
Min elevation
751 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
5 hours 25 minutes
Coordinates
115
Uploaded
May 23, 2009
Recorded
May 2009
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1,234 ft
751 ft
8.02 mi

near Arden, New York (United States)

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Itinerary description

Your adventure to the Surebridge and Greenwood Mines starts at the Lake Skannatati/Askoti parking lot.

Take the red triangle-white-blazed trail and follow the waypoints to their destination. There are eight mine openings at the Surebridge Mine site. The Surebridge Mine was so active during the Civil War to extract iron ore. The waypoint marked (thingy) is one of the few remaining historic traces where one can see an iron rod embedded in the stone.

After visiting the Surebridge Mine and as you continue on the unmarked path, you will see some huge piles of mine tailings before you reach the Appalachian Trail Marker (white mark- ing on tree). The Greenwood Mine is on your right, adjacent to the trail. Hard to miss. Regrettably the Greenwood Mine is submerged under water and it’s length may be best explored in frozen temperatures with proper gear. In the summer months it seems pretty bottomless.

There are several exploratory pits and shafts filled with water at the Greenwood Mine site. This mine was opened in 1838 and last worked in 1880.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,156 ft

Bottle Cap Trail

23-MAY-09 12:27:21PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,140 ft
Photo ofGreenwood Mine1

Greenwood Mine1

23-MAY-09 12:49:23PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,122 ft

Greenwood Mine2

23-MAY-09 12:45:36PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,163 ft
Photo ofGreenwood Mine3

Greenwood Mine3

23-MAY-09 12:52:18PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 0 ft

Hogen Camp Mine

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,002 ft

KEEP LEFT

23-MAY-09 11:20:13AM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,133 ft

Keep Straight SBM

23-MAY-09 12:09:01PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,009 ft

Left At Bar Trail Optional

23-MAY-09 1:49:38PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,157 ft

Left at White GM

23-MAY-09 12:56:01PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 978 ft

Mine Site1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,152 ft
Photo ofOld Fire Place

Old Fire Place

23-MAY-09 12:28:51PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,032 ft

PineSwamp Mine

PictographWaypoint Altitude 992 ft

Pit

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,144 ft
Photo ofPit2

Pit2

23-MAY-09 12:13:17PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,145 ft

Pit3

23-MAY-09 12:14:26PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,152 ft

Reference Mark

22-MAR-09 2:17:35PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,027 ft

Right 2

23-MAY-09 1:50:57PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 0 ft

Seven Lakes Dr Parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,163 ft
Photo ofSure Bridge Mine

Sure Bridge Mine

23-MAY-09 12:11:06PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,164 ft
Photo ofSure Bridge Mine2

Sure Bridge Mine2

23-MAY-09 12:20:35PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,177 ft
Photo ofThingy

Thingy

23-MAY-09 12:17:40PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,150 ft

Time Square

22-MAR-09 2:08:31PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,119 ft

Trun 1

23-MAY-09 11:50:19AM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,144 ft

TURN RIGHT PATH

23-MAY-09 12:31:06PM

PictographWaypoint Altitude 966 ft

TurquoiseTrail/WB

22-MAR-09 1:40:24PM

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