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Flat Rock Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,103' 641 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 3,238' 987 m
Low: 1,429' 436 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

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

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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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Feb 12, 2017
Josirox Davis

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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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