Ore Banks Loop

Beginning with a ridge-top perspective of the surrounding forest, this loop trail leads to the Brush Ridge Ore Banks - one of the lesser-known historic areas of Greenwood Furnace. During the 19th century, these ore banks were a vital part of the ore making process that thrived in this region. The nearby Tramway Trail served as a mule-drawn railroad bed for iron ore that was hauled from these banks to the furnace. In addition to the historic sites along the trail, wildlife viewers may spot white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse and many other species of small game. Around the shores of Greenwood Lake, duck, great blue heron and the occasional osprey can be seen as well. Throughout the early evening hours of May and June, the unique calls of whip-poor-wills can be heard as the sun begins to set.

Hiking Information

Rating: Moderate

Length: 6.0 miles

Time: 3.0-3.5 hours

Elevation: 264 feet

Map: Suitable for hiking use.

Hike Profile: A graphic profile depicting the elevation mile by mile.

Hike Detail (PDF)


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