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Gunter Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.0 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,804' 550 m
Descent: -31' -10 m
High: 2,654' 809 m
Low: 875' 267 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by John Phillips

This trail features a solid climb and allows for various loops with either the Belfast Trail or Balcony Falls Trail.

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Description

The trail begins at the Hell Gate parking area and then follows the Glenwood Horse Trail to a junction with a singletrack trail. The trail then climbs through an old forest fire area with good examples of regrowth. The open areas also allow views of the distant Devils Marbleyard. After the junction with the Belfast Trail, the trail climbs to connect with the Appalachian Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Regrowth sucession after an old forest fire.

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Apr 6, 2019
Beth Goodson
spectacular view of the blue ridge mountains from several points. casual hike accross top of peak and down winding grade that hit horse trail

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Gorgeous views of the Devils Marble Yard await from Gunter Ridge.
Jan 31, 2017 near Glasgow, VA
Bristly locust surround the trail in the burned area on Gunter Ridge.
Jan 31, 2017 near Glasgow, VA

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