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black Bluff Ridge Primitive Trail

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,264' 690 m
Descent: -102' -31 m
High: 3,726' 1,136 m
Low: 1,565' 477 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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A full-on slap in the face difficult climb in the heart of Doughton Park. If you like vert, you'll like this trail.

Brandon Thrower

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Description

This trail begins near the backcountry campsites on Grassy Gap Fire Road and quickly starts climbing up the Bluff Mountain Ridge to Alligator Back and the Mountains to Sea Trail (Bluff Mountain Trail). The climb gains over 2,000 ft in its short distance to the summit with little breaks. It is unrelenting and awesome!

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Land Manager: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Jun 22, 2019
Rene Gonzalez
12mi — 5h 00m
Oct 13, 2018
Brian Lusher
Aug 19, 2017
Kent Estep
2.8mi
Jun 12, 2017
Brett Burey
Did this hike up to the BRP, and also went over to Bluff Mountain. She is only 11 nd had a hard struggle up, but had a great time once we got to the t 6.5mi — 4h 30m

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#198

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