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Trayfoot Mountain Trail

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4.8 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,976' 602 m

Ascent

-485' -148 m

Descent

3,377' 1,029 m

High

1,505' 459 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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An incredible ridgeline climb of 1800 feet in 3.5 miles to the peak of Mt Trayfoot.

Donovan Fitzgerald

Overview

There is an entrance fee for National Parks.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

This incredible ridgeline climb begins at the junction of Paine Run Trail near its western terminus. A couple of switchbacks will lead you up to the beginning of the ridge. Once on the ridge, the trail follows it north while jumping back and forth between the west and east sides. The views from either side are spectacular in the late fall.

The ascent of the ridge is relentless with only a couple sections of switchbacks and even fewer level spots. The trail starts in the valley at around 1,500 feet and the summit of Mt. Tray foot is at around 3,300 feet. You'll reach the peak around the 3.7-mile marker where the trail finally starts to head downhill. The views from the summit may be diminished by tree leaves during spring and summer seasons.

As the trail heads back down, it will cross the trailhead of the Furnace Mountain Trail. The trail will terminate along the base of the Blackrock Peak access. Hikers can either take the Blackrock Spur Trail to the peak or continue around the base to the end of this trail at the connector trail that leads to either the Blackrock Parking lot to the north or the Blackrock Gap Parking lot to the south.

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Nov 20, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
Wow! 3.6 miles from the valley floor to 3000ft+ peak. I rate this the best ridge-line hike in SNP. Greats views all the way up due to fall leaves. 4.8mi
Aug 12, 2017
Denise Montgomery

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