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Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 158' 48 m
Descent: -158' -48 m
High: 887' 270 m
Low: 762' 232 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Austin Harrison

A beautiful loop trail that features bluff views, amazing rock walls, and a gentle forest floor.

Austin Harrison

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Expect fantastic views of rocks with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Need to Know

It is easy to miss the trail and wind up on the Ridge Top Trail. Signage is not good on this trail.

Description

Indian Point Trail is a 1.9-mile loop trail that starts on the ridge and progresses out to a beautiful bluff face overlooking the valley.

From there, it turns left and descends below the bluff offering some of the best views of the bluff face with tons of opportunities for rock scrambling and exploring. The trail continues along the forest floor before ascending a slight rise. Be careful to look out for a deceptive trail turning left that is not part of this trail.

The loop trail continues straight along a less-beaten trail and stays below the bluff. The forest floor opens up as the trail moves away from the bluff and is a perfect place for viewing wildflowers in the spring.

The trail closes the loop at the pond near the parking lot. Heading clockwise, be on the lookout for a sharp descent and old campsite at the end of the lake. This is the loop trail.

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Apr 21, 2019
Sara Hallas
Sunny and 75 — 2h 00m
Apr 15, 2019
Kyle Carter
1.8mi
Mar 17, 2019
Drew Levan
Jan 5, 2019
Omar Quadri
Trail was quite challenging in terrain and made worse by being muddy from rains. In many places it was hard to see the trail making me feel lost.
Dec 15, 2018
Diane Ellis
Sep 14, 2018
Jasmine Caldwell
Mar 4, 2017
Paul Cloud
2mi

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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