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Patterson Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (4)

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


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Point to Point

2,969' 905 m

High

1,448' 441 m

Low

1,640' 500 m

Up

184' 56 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

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

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

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Shared By:

Donovan Fitzgerald

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  3.0 from 4 votes

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Flowers and views abound on the Patterson Ridge Trail.
Jun 27, 2017 near Grottoes, VA

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Jun 26, 2021
Adam L
3.2mi
May 25, 2021
Jesse Daniels
Aug 12, 2019
Alan Guzik
Trail was in pretty good shape. You can tell it's not heavily traveled 3.1mi
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