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Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 235' 72 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 669' 204 m
Low: 452' 138 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Follow the ridge to the far north end of the park.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

From the Buckquarter Creek Trail look to the right for the Ridge Trail. The first half mile moves along through thick forest. Pass the local access trail, Knight Trail, and soon you arrive atthe turnoff for the Shakori Trail on the right. Shortly after, on the left, you find the Buckquarter group campground. From here, the trail builds more powerfully at you rise into beautiful, mature forest. The trail ends at a gate where you can turn around or loop back on the Shakori Trail.

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Jul 14, 2019
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Jun 16, 2018
Jon Choi
Jun 10, 2018
Catherine Thomas
Jun 4, 2018
Catherine Thomas
Oct 11, 2017
Ian Hill

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The crossing at Buckquarter Creek is quite scenic.
Jul 3, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
The Ridge Trail travels through dense forests.
Jul 3, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC

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