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Sulfur Springs

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Length


4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


786' 240 m

Ascent

-785' -239 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

1,643' 501 m

High

1,062' 324 m

Low

Shared By Dan Timko

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All Clear 52 days ago
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Experience a nice loop trail through Paris Mountain State Park that is foot-traffic only for a section.

Dan Timko

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

From Picnic Area 6, you can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail. If you cross the park road and begin at the trail sign, you'll climb up and down wooded slopes until you reach the parking area at Buckhorn Gate. Keep right at the trail kiosk, continue up another steep slope, and bear left at the fork with the Brissy Ridge Trail.

You'll hike through mixed pine and hardwood forest atop a mountain ridge and pass the Old Firetower Trail on the left before you begin to climb up and down along deep ravines and running streams lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. As you pass through these diverse habitats, you may see a variety of birds, snakes, deer, and other wildlife. The trail levels out near the shores of Mountain Lake, where you'll pass a large dam and follow one of several trail branches that return to the parking area where you began.

Keep an eye out for mountain bikers who share parts of this trail.

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Check-Ins

Feb 9, 2019
Jer G
4.1mi
Nov 24, 2018
Gregg Smith
Mar 17, 2018
Kyra Palange
Rigorous hike! We went up the steeper part and down the switchbacks. We also took the fire tower trail. There was a trail that appeared to be beyon… 4.9mi
Jan 20, 2018
Ben Boaz
Sep 8, 2017
Mark Pacatang
Sep 3, 2017
Saravana kumar Sivasamy
4.1mi
Jul 18, 2017
Dan Timko
4mi — 1h 16m

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 7 votes

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  4.3 from 7 votes
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