Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run
ElevationAscent: 97' 30 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 771' 235 m
Low: 732' 223 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
“A little something for everyone.”— Christy R.
Family Friendly Relatively flat. Interesting views along the water. Waterfall. Distance isn't too long.
There are 2 potential creek crossings depending on water level. The creek isn't too wide, and we were able to cross in winter without getting wet (the second crossing had more water than the first). After about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile, you'll be out of the woods and on to the wide, mostly flat grass path through a fairly young pine grove. There is a short boardwalk through a small wetlands area around mile one.
To shorten the outing, you could take only the outer loop and none of the inner paths or cut across one of the inner paths to make a shorter loop. The paths and trail are well maintained (at least they were clear in the winter) and easy to follow. I highly recommend not missing the first part of the route if you are at all interested in the views!
In addition to the incredible geologic features, this area boasts biodiverse forests, as well as natural cliff communities.
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Land Manager: ACRES Land Trust