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Leading Ridge Trail

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 3.0 (3)

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


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

3,432' 1,046 m

High

1,765' 538 m

Low

18' 5 m

Up

1,667' 508 m

Down

24%

Avg Grade (14°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Wildlife

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Warren Davis

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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#638

in Virginia

#23,668

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