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Morrison and Rimrock Trails

 8 votes

14.0 Miles 22.5 Kilometers


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Singletrack

1,638' 499 m

Ascent

-1,633' -498 m

Descent

2,086' 636 m

High

1,391' 424 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Minor Issues

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A beautiful and challenging trek with great views of the Allegheny Reservoir.

Tony Deluca

Overview

This hike provides some good hills and spectacular forest views. A number of stream crossings are found in the southwestern sections of the trail. Massive moss-covered boulders dot the landscape. If you are in the area, this is a hike not to be missed!
Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Multiple creek crossings are found near the southwestern area of the Rimrock Trail or stay higher and drier on the Morrison Trail Loop. Bring your own food and drink.

Description

Starting at the trailhead, a 1/2-mile relatively flat doubletrack trail leads to the Morrison Trail Loop. Veer right and follow for a couple of tenths of a mile to the Rimrock Trail Loop. Turn right here and begin the ascent. There are plenty of rocky areas throughout this hike, so stay on your toes instead of your face!

The Rimrock Trail Loop heads west-southwest dropping close to the Allegheny Reservoir at 3.5 miles in. Leave the trail and head down to the rocky beach to take in the sights! Returning to the trail, you'll stay on the slopes following the contour of the Reservoir. Approximately 6 miles in there will be a connector trail going down to a campground.

From here, the trail gets wet! Rushing streams with crossings that you likely can not stay dry for, dominate this area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Follow the stream up slope through massive moss covered boulders and streams until meeting the Morrison Trail Loop. Turn left and follow the trail around for a 5.3 mile loop!

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Oct 28, 2017
Tyler Lyon
Nice one night stay with friends. Trail is not marked well in areas but a beautiful area! Stayed on the NW corner or the loop at the river.
Jun 25, 2017
Jason Horne
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Sep 9, 2016
Bill Topper
Great late summer hike. Some debris but otherwise trail in great shape.

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Minor Issues 50 days ago
Muddy, Fallen Trees - Portions of the trail are not marked well and there are lots of trees down over the trail.
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