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Blue Ridge Trail

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Length


2.0 Miles 3.2 Kilometers


762' 232 m

Ascent

-181' -55 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

8,266' 2,519 m

High

7,530' 2,295 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

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A challenging trail in one of the more remote sections of the park.

Kristen Arendt

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Commonly Backpacked

No campfires. Camping only allowed in designated sites.

Need to Know

Be sure to bring plenty of water as this trail is remote.

Description

The Blue Ridge Trail is a challenging climb from its eastern end at the Tejas Trail to its western terminus at the Bush Mountain Trail. This trail is often used to make a longer backcountry loop and also provides access to the Marcus Trail which branches to the north about 0.3 miles into the trail.

Shortly after the junction with the Marcus Trail, the trail starts to climb more steeply with a few tight switchbacks to help navigate the increasingly steep terrain. The next 0.75 miles will climb nearly 500 ft. before leveling out around the 1-mile mark. From here, the trail winds more pleasantly through the wooded slopes up to the Blue Ridge Campground.

This campground is a bit more remote and not as well-used as some of the other more popular backcountry sites which makes it a nice option for a quiet overnight stay. The campsites are located in a forested section where ponderosa pine and Douglas fir provide shade and a scenic setting.

Shortly after passing the campground, the Blue Ridge Trail ends at a junction with the Bush Mountain Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, douglas firs.

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