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blue Korstian Foot Trail Loop

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6.9 mile 11.2 kilometer loop


Ascent: 482' 147 m
Descent: -480' -146 m
High: 465' 142 m
Low: 267' 82 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)


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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

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Minor Issues 98 days ago See History
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - minor path changes along the creek from downed trees but overall better root/rock visibility than a month ago

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This loop combines several of Korstian's foot trails.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed September 26 through December 16, Monday - Friday for deer herd reduction .


A nice route that tours the hills and the river bottoms of New Hope Creek.


Start on the Concrete Bridge Road for a short while until you see a sign for Gate 25 to 26 connector. Continue on until you see the Rhodo Bluff Trail sign. Take this until you get to the next intersection and follow the sign for the High and Dry Trail. You'll next come on an the NHC (New Hope Creek) South and the Laurel Hill Trail. Take the NHC South Trail to the right.

After 1.7 miles, you'll see a large hill with some rocky faces to your left. Cross the creek where you can (it's hard with higher water) and go right on the trail New Hope Creek North trail. Look left for a trail that heads uphill and back. This leads to the summit of Piney Mountain. Hit the summit and stay left heading back down hill eventually reconnecting with the New Hope Creek North Trail.

Follow along the trail passing the Concrete Bridge Road bridge where you'll take a right. Head uphill on Concrete Bridge Road until you see Big Bend Trail to your left. Big Bend Trail eventually turns from a fire road to a footpath as it descends, meeting up with New Hope Creek North. Go left here and finally reconnect Concrete Bridge Road where you turn right and climb uphill to where you began.


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Aug 5, 2018
Edward Yang
Feb 6, 2018
Ezra Farber
creek level high after rain, only safe crossing was at concrete bridge (which was itself covered with water; we took off our shoes and waded throug… 5.1mi
Jan 27, 2018
Sarah M
Jan 19, 2018
Bhushan Jain
Oct 22, 2017
Maddy Hatter
Sep 3, 2017
Shane Ambro
Jul 8, 2017
deni pike
Apr 9, 2017
Evan Stolove

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  3.9 from 8 votes


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Nice trail. Thankful attempted it at low water. Shortened the loop by excluding the last section of New Hope Creek/Big Bend trail to make it a 5.8 mile loop instead of a 6.9 mile loop. Oct 22, 2017
Lovely trail - but directions are not fully accurate. Made it to the end of NHC South Trail, which ends abruptly and signs say, 'Trail Ends... access denied beyond this point.' This time of year (early February) the creek is wayyy too high/deep to cross! I was forced to backtrack on the south side of the creek and back up the hill. Full loop might be possible when the water is very low. Feb 2, 2018

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