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Salt Run Trail

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Length


3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


466' 142 m

Ascent

-474' -145 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

905' 276 m

High

716' 218 m

Low

Shared By Maggie Olson

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A hilly, beautiful trail.

Maggie Olson

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Wildlife

Description

From the Pine Hollow parking lot, cross the top of the hill to find the trailhead, just inside the woods (look for a picnic table and trail sign). You can then go right or left to follow this incredible loop. There is a shortcut option available.

This trail boasts quite a few large, steep hills and uneven steps, making it a good challenge for trail runners and hikers alike. it is not suited to small children or folks with mobility issues (head to Lake Trail!). You'll also pass through some lower areas that are thick with lush foliage and, in the spring, tons of skunk cabbage.

Along the southern stretch of the trail, keep your eyes open for White Oak Spring, a naturally occurring spring at the base of a white oak tree. You'll also run along a few watery areas, so be prepared to get wet.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see lots of towering trees along here and lots of skunk cabbage in the spring. Trees along the trail include some excellent examples of White Oaks and a gorgeous Hemlock Grove. The herbaceous layer contains Christmas and Sensitive Ferns. Smartweed, Wingstem and Snake Root bloom in mid August and early September along the trail.

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Feb 10, 2019
John Bryson
2mi — 1h 30m
Jan 13, 2019
Matt Ivons
Sep 16, 2018
Patrick Hagan
Short cut. Approximately 2.125 miles.
Sep 2, 2018
John Niehaus
Aug 28, 2018
Rick Varney
2.5mi — 1h 10m
Jul 14, 2018
Patrick Branham
To get to the trail you can take the lake trail loop to the other side of the lake until you see the sign for salt run. There is no sign pointing t… 3.4mi
Jul 12, 2018
Kaprice Carpenter
Lots of leg burners! Great for trail running 3.8mi
Jun 16, 2018
Todd Hartong
Good loop. Great variety. Can add Lake trail for extra mile but I’m not sure it is worth it. 3.4mi

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  4.6 from 21 votes

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