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blueBlack Dockery Lake Trail

Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,104' 337 m
Descent: -524' -160 m
High: 3,046' 928 m
Low: 2,091' 637 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Blake Jarvis

A wooded trail starting at Dockery Lake and ending at the Appalachian Trail.

Blake Jarvis

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

This trail enters the Blood Mountain Wilderness Area. Wilderness restrictions apply.

Description

Starting out at the parking lot on Dockery Lake Road, this trail follows the length of Dockery Lake, then eventually works its way down to a creek in the woods.

The trail will parallel this creek for about a mile. This section is a gentle descent with about 5 stream crossings. While following the stream, there are also a few small waterfalls.

Eventually, It breaks away from following the stream where the trail begins its steep ascent towards the Appalachian Trail. This section is about 2 miles long and follows a dry creek bed which is fairly rocky. Once at the top the trail connects to the Appalachian Trail at the ridge line.

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Jun 26, 2019
Clara Mendoza
Apr 5, 2019
Doug Franks
leaves were still off the trees, so we could see the creek most of the time. 7.2mi
Jun 13, 2017
Samantha Phelps
Mar 19, 2017
Jennifer Keeler
5mi
Feb 4, 2016
David Harker

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