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East Ridge Trail

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Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 710' 216 m
Descent: -693' -211 m
High: 3,989' 1,216 m
Low: 3,634' 1,108 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A technical roller coaster with good views and quad busting climbs and descents.

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

A complete roller coaster of a trail as it ascends and descends over each knoll of the east ridge of Montreat's trail system. The trail is blazed gray, and it is super technical.

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Land Manager: Buncombe County, NC

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Mar 24, 2019
Missy Wright
Sep 10, 2017
Cassie Dockery
Loved this hike! Very steady on the way up, but at the end the terrain became very rocky! Great leg workout. Breath taking view. 2.1mi
Feb 19, 2017
Josirox Davis

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#12

in Montreat

#16780

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  3.8 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#12

in Montreat

#622

in North Carolina

#16,780

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Photos

View from the top of Lookout Mountain
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC
View looking towards Mt. Mitchell.
Jan 9, 2015 near Black M…, NC
Rocky Head summit and intersection with East Ridge Trail.
Mar 12, 2019 near Black M…, NC

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