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Patterson Ridge Trail

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Length

3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Elevation

1,640' 500 m

Ascent

-184' -56 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

2,969' 905 m

High

1,448' 441 m

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This 3.2 mile trail climbs aggressively from the Big Run Portal Trail to Skyline Drive.

Donovan Fitzgerald

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

This is an aggressive 3.2 mile trail that starts in a valley off of the Big Run Portal Trail. The trail literally follows the ridge from the beginning all the way up to Skyline Drive. Only about 3/4 of the way through does it actually utilize a few switchbacks during the entire 1600' climb.

The trail ends just north of the Loft Mountain Wayside parking lot and can be added to other local trails to make a loop if desired.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Experience this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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Jun 24, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
This is an amazingly steep trail that takes you from the Big Run Portal Trail up a ridge line to Skyline Dr. 3.2mi

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