ElevationAscent: 1,519' 463 m
Descent: -602' -183 m
High: 1,179' 359 m
Low: 219' 67 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“An interesting trail with varied terrain. This trail is often done in sections as part of other loop hikes.”— John Maurizi
The portion of the Notch Trail is steep but manageable. After about 1.5 miles, you reach the first stream crossing at Gordons Brook. After crossing the brook, continue on the Notch Trail for another .5 miles until your second stream crossing of Squirrel Hollow Brook. Here, the Notch Trail joins the Wilkinson Memorial Trail after crossing the brook. Stay on the Notch Trail for another mile until you reach the white-blazed Breakneck Ridge Trail.
Turn right here. At this point, the Notch Trail runs concurrent with the Breakneck Ridge Trail for about 1.5 mile until it breaks off to the left and descends the ridge. After about one mile, you'll exit onto a fire road that is usually very wet. Turn right to stay on the Notch Trail. On the left, there are some intriguing stone ruins which make a good place to take a break. Just after these ruins, turn left and start another steep uphill along a creek. The trail ends at a junction with the Washburn Trail and Nelsonville Trail.