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greenBlue Orange Trail

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Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer loop
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 703' 214 m
Descent: -702' -214 m
High: 889' 271 m
Low: 742' 226 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Derek Griffiths

A great loop around Germantown Metropark.

Derek Griffiths

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The Orange Trail itself is the crown jewel of Germantown Metropark. This eight-mile loop offers varied terrain ranging from rooted singletrack to short sections of wide flat dirt roads. The stretch from the dam to the visitor center is the most demanding, with steep up and down trails and many roots along the way.

The portion of this trail on the eastern side of the creek near the campground is very wide and smooth (and downhill when hiking clockwise).

Flora & Fauna

This trail offers viewing of wildflowers and trees. The entirety of the route is shaded due to the forested nature of the area.

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Nov 9, 2018
gonelong .
Orange Trail - very muddy, but enjoyed the views of the river and the many hills 7.9mi — 2h 55m
Jul 24, 2017
Christopher Watkins
Wet near the river. Bug bite
Jul 8, 2017
Caitlyn Mullins
Really nice trail that is well-marked. 7.9mi

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