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Cedar Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,027' 618 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 3,525' 1,075 m
Low: 1,507' 459 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A great trail ascent/descent depending on which direction you hike with good views and slightly technical footing.

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail offers up another way to make loops in Doughton Park and is one of the four climbs/descents. I'd rate it as the second hardest of the four trails, but it is not much worse than Flat Rock Ridge Trail. The trail tops out near the Berringer Cabin at the Mountains to Sea Trail/ Bluff Mountain Trail. There are a couple viewpoints of the trail, and there is a really neat bench cut in a steep cove near the bottom that makes this trail memorable.

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Land Manager: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Jul 9, 2018
Chris Jones
Park in gravel lot. Trail is across the street. Well marked with tan blaze. Nice view 3mi in. Stream at the base to cool tootsies in. bear habitat 3.2mi — 5h 20m
Jun 17, 2017
Gabriel Snead
Start at Logbottom road. Up to cabin and back down. 9.4mi

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#188

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