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Ledge Springs Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 645' 197 m
Descent: -669' -204 m
High: 2,197' 670 m
Low: 1,584' 483 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Thomas Birch

Scramble over boulders along the base of the cliffs below Little Pinnacle.

Thomas Birch

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Description

This is a challenging trail with rocks and varying slope. It travels along the foot of the cliffs and ledges to the west of the Little Pinnacle. The ledge springs is just a trickle of water, but the trail below the cliffs are beautiful. It is easier to begin below the picnic area and to end below Little Pinnacle at the Jomeokee Trail.

The trail descends through the picnic area following the edge of the cliffs, providing many opportunities to view the NC Piedmont from the rock outcroppings. The trail takes a hairpin turn left at the junction with the Grindstone Trail. Be careful to stay on the Ledge Springs Trail to follow the loop back to the Big Pinnacle. The trail becomes more rugged in this section as it follows over and around the boulders at the base of the cliffs.

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Feb 26, 2019
Ashley Teague
2mi
Oct 14, 2018
Laura Bulmer
Aug 5, 2018
Paul Finch
Apr 29, 2018
Lori W
2.3mi
Apr 8, 2018
Matthew Meek
I would say the trail is pretty easy, idk where the black diamond rating came from. Rock stairs and flat ground the whole time
Jul 9, 2017
Emeric Claus
Combination with other trail 3.4mi
Oct 3, 2016
Brittany Doyle
Too long. 1.8mi — 1h 07m
Aug 27, 2016
Erich Sechler
Man made stairs made of stones. Strenuous but not terrible. 2.2mi — 1h 15m

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Trail Rankings

#245

in North Carolina

#6,972

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Photos

A view of the pinnacle.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
Breathtaking view from the ledge
May 1, 2018 near Pilot M…, NC
View of the pinnacle
May 7, 2018 near Pilot M…, NC
Megan in the gulley.
Jan 29, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
View from Little Pinnacle to Big Pinnacle and the Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock beyond.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC

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