Patterson Ridge Trail

 
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3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,640' 500 m

Ascent

-184' -56 m

Descent

2,969' 905 m

High

1,448' 441 m

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11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

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A 3.2 mile trail that aggressively climbs 1600' from the Big Run Portal Trail to the Skyline Drive.

Donovan Fitzgerald

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Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

This is an aggressive 3.2 mile hike 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 the Skyline Drive. It is only near the 3/4 section does it actually utilizes a few switchbacks during it's 1600' elevation climb. The trail ends just north of the Loft Mountain Wayside parking lot and can be added to other local trails to provide a loop if desired.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Shenandoah National Park Flora & Fauna

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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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#424

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Fallen Trees - Top 3/4 of trail has not been cleared by trail angels yet and is hard to follow. Bottom 1/2 and top 1/4 are in great shape.
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