Cooper’s Furnace Trail is accessible from Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area and across from Cooper Branch #2 Day Use Area. It is an Easy one-mile hike that follows the route of a 19th-century mining railroad bed.
While hiking this trail, you’ll see a hardwood forest with a rich variety of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and wildlife. Beavers and muskrats live in the pond at the end of the trail.
Yes, you are allowed to sing the song, “Muskrat Love,” as long as you do not bother other hikers. Thank you for your cooperation.