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WCCC Small Loop

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 4.5 (2)

Though steep at times, the cave and nearby quarry are worth the trip!


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KM

Point to Point

866' 264 m

High

765' 233 m

Low

80' 25 m

Up

182' 55 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · River/Creek

Description

This is one of two loops around the western grounds of the Washington County Career Center in Marietta. Park in the back left parking lot, and the trailhead is in the very back.

The trail starts with a steep descent into the valley, then flattens out, crosses a stream, and heads back up. (At the bottom of the hill, you can take a short linear spur to the left that extends to the old grindstone quarry.) At the northernmost point, the trail opens up to make visible a creek and huge, open cave. It may be a short journey, but it is not lacking in Appalachian terrain and awesome views!

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Michaela Schoeffler

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#3

in Marietta

#7742

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#3

in Marietta

#142

in Ohio

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A rock outcropping on the WCCC Short Loop Trail with a cool view!
Dec 16, 2015 near Marietta, OH
A view from inside the cave on the WCCC Short Loop, looking out over the creek-bed and valley.
Dec 16, 2015 near Marietta, OH

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