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Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 201' 61 m
Descent: -767' -234 m
High: 5,413' 1,650 m
Low: 4,652' 1,418 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A rocky stretch of doubletrack with amazing views of the Grayson Highlands.

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

It is hard to beat this trail! It has excellent views of the Grayson Highlands and is pretty much exposed along it's journey, which is rare for the Southern Appalachians. Although it is a doubletrack, it is technical enough to make it feel like a singletrack in places, and then other times it is a smoothed out gravel surface. Watch out for horse poop though.

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Mar 2, 2018
Laura Hensler
Started Elk Garden and followed VA horse trail to Crest Trail- horse trail not in app but parallel to AT
Jul 30, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
The views of the valleys below are fantastic and you'll see lots of horses and steers along the way. 4mi
Apr 22, 2017
Layla Botwinik
Beautiful trail that goes almost straight up or down, depending on the direction you take it. Not easy but worth it for the views at the west end! 4mi
Sep 21, 2015
Tom Sunderhaus
Massie Gap towards Thomas knob, crest trail back to AT and back down to massie. 12mi

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