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South Old Mac Trail

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Length

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Elevation

1,661' 506 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

3,045' 928 m

High

1,384' 422 m

Low

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A low-intensity, day-use trail, good for transitioning from beginner to intermediate hikes.

James Smith

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Family Friendly: Wide, safe, and well-maintained trail. Easy to follow blazes.
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

This trail is a nice, well-marked trail with plenty of wildflowers in the spring. Quite a few people use this trail as part of a bigger loop when hiking to the observation tower and tub springs. The creek/river runs alongside most of the trail, which makes for pleasant ambiance along the way. On the way out, visitors will enjoy a steady climb, which eventually culminates at the Tub Springs campsites.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

There are too many to list but here are the May - June Wildflowers:
Black Snakeroot, Blue Eyed Grass, Bowman’s Root, Canada Lily, Carrion Flower, Cross-Vine, Daisies, Fleabane, Dutchman’s Pipe-vine, Galax – Galax aphylla, Ginseng, Greenbrier, Hawkweed, Heat’s-a-Bustin, Hispid Buttercup, Indian Cucumber, Indian Pipe, Lion’s Feet, Lyre-leaved Sage, Miterwort, Patridgeberry, Pipsissewa, Pussy-Toes, Queen Anne’s Lace, Ramps (wild onions), Robin Plantain, Showy Orchis, Southern Harebel, Starflower, Stone Crop, Trumpet Creeper, Twayblade, Wild Comfrey, Wild Hydrangea, Wild Lettuce, Wild Yam, Yellow Star-grass.

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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#214

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