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Rubble Ridge

Intermediate

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -15' -5 m
High: 998' 304 m
Low: 984' 300 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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A tough climb up and back along a ridgeline.

Kristen Arendt

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Rubble Ridge is a short but challenging little trail. It is an alternate route for the South Loop Trail, traversing a rocky ridge, rather than skirting it as the South Loop Trail does.

The trail begins with a smooth section along the base of the ridge, followed by some tight turns, and then a tough little climb punctuated by a short section of rocky footing. The trail then follows the peak of the ridge eastward before winding back west through hardwood trees, up a short climb, then down through twisty cedars, with a sharp left at the end, another rocky section, then smooth sailing back to the South Loop.

Note that this is not a natural ridge, but was created by quarrying operations that dumped overburden (the top half-dozen feet of small rocks, dirt, and organic matter) into a long pile. But it's had fifty years to settle into place, and has resulted in a trail that offers some decent climbs and some technical sections.

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