Splash Dam South Trail
ElevationAscent: 216' 66 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 3,247' 990 m
Low: 3,107' 947 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“Stunning scenery and rough singletrack along the Blackwater River.”— Adam Linstedt
Splash Dam is excellent hiking in both directions. It has a few short steep climbs and many rocky sections. The level of difficulty is fairly constant for the entire trail with challenges that are typical of the area (roots, rocks, mud). This trail is particularly recommended for its natural beauty and its constant care, which has mostly eliminated mud bogs.
Note that part way up the final ascent, there is a trail branch to the left that heads to a pedestrian bridge crossing the Blackwater. The bridge can also be reached from the Hellbender Trail junction by descending a logging road to the Left. Once across the bridge, the CVI trails can be accessed or a return to Davis can be made on the Camp 70 road.