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2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 485' 148 m
Descent: -433' -132 m
High: 4,897' 1,493 m
Low: 4,412' 1,345 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A trail featuring incredible summit views at the top of Appalachia on the Eastern Continental Divide

Russell Hobart

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Description

From the parking lot, there is one trail that heads out of the lot and into the forest. Just .1 miles in you have the choice to go left or right. The ascent on the left is a gravel road that goes up at a nice even grade to the top. If you go right, the ascent is quicker and you get to the views quicker, but the going is a bit more strenuous.

Much of the southeast part of the trails has fenced-in viewing areas with various bits of White Mountain history and geology. The fences protect you from a 1000' vertical drop, and some may even be uncomfortable approaching the fenceline. Various side trails circumvent the fences so be careful if you choose to approach the edge on any of the side trails. Ice, water, dry oak leaves or a whole lot of other things can lead to a quick, certain, and spectacular death.

If you remain on trail, you'll be able to enjoy the scenic views from a safe distance. As you continue on the loop, you'll begin either the gentle, graded descent, or a steeper singletrack descent. Either way you decide to go, you'll be able to enjoy the spectacular views as you work you way back to the car.

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May 19, 2019
Robbin Tungett
Oct 4, 2018
Kim Osborne
Jul 31, 2018
Tommy Parsley
View is obstructed by clouds. Check weather before going.
Jun 19, 2018
Ben Goff
Apr 8, 2018
Rowan Quinn
Dec 30, 2017
Marce PaVal
Great hike! Beautiful views. Continue the loop. Not expert hikers but did great!
Dec 24, 2017
Mike F
with Lester, Dolly and Jenny. Beautiful hike with fantastic views. 2mi
Dec 23, 2017
Chunkyun Seok
Reverse route was good. 2mi

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  4.7 from 13 votes

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