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Leading Ridge Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 18' 5 m
Descent: -1,667' -508 m
High: 3,432' 1,046 m
Low: 1,765' 538 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (14°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by Warren Davis

A relatively short, but very steep trail branching off of the AT.

Warren Davis

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Need to Know

There are several areas where poison ivy hugs the trail.

Description

This is a steep trail with grades exceeding 30% at times.

Park at the Jewel Hollow Overlook and hike east on the AT for ~0.2 miles. The Leading Ridge Trail branches off to the north.

No access from Route 669; this is private property.

Flora & Fauna

Be wary of ticks. Pulled two off my leg and my partner's leg.

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Jun 3, 2018
Warren Davis
Steep af 2.6mi
Oct 22, 2017
Adam Azpiazu

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