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The easiest of the singletrack ascents/descents in Doughton Park, but, man, it is sweet with great views along the way.


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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Point to Point

3,238' 987 m

High

1,429' 436 m

Low

2,103' 641 m

Up

294' 90 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Description

Making up one of the four trails that start at the bottom of Doughton Park and lead up to the parkway and Mountains to Sea Trail, Flat Rock Ridge might be my favorite. It is very manageable in either direction, and there are a couple of great overlooks along the way that give you breathtaking views of the park.

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Land Manager: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Brandon Thrower

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#226

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About halfway up ridge looking off towards Stone Mtn State Park
Jan 8, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
More overlooks on the way UP Flat Rock Ridge Trail
Jan 9, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
Saw these signs frequently as the trail borders gamelands
Jan 8, 2018 near Mulberry, NC

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May 20, 2022
Rene Gonzalez
Started at the Bluff Mountain Overlook(1.6Mlies) and descended via Flat Rock Ridge Trial to the parking spot (4.9 Miles) in Longbottom Rd. 6.5mi — 3h 15m
Feb 12, 2017
Josirox Davis
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