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North Prong Trail (TR 528)

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 623' 190 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 4,128' 1,258 m
Low: 3,505' 1,068 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Tim Haggerty

Hike past open meadows and beaver ponds in the heart of the Seneca Creek Backcountry.

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Description

North Prong Trail follows the North Prong of Big Run connecting Allegheny Mountain Trail to Elza and Big Run Trail.

This trail is a true backcountry hike that follows an old logging road. If you're looking for 'the road less traveled', this is it. It changes from doubletrack to singletrack to no track throughout.

The no track may not be for everyone, but this trail is a great way to connect to other great trails. No track refers to sections along the ridge through big overgrown meadows where the trail can be hard to spot, but you can follow the blue diamond blazes to keep your heading.

Near the start of the Elza Trail (TR556), there is a scenic meadow with a creek running through it creating a diverse wetland. This is not a challenging trail but the meadows can slow you down.

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Apr 19, 2019
Grant Freese
the uphill grade can be difficult in areas, otherwise a nice hike with good changes throughout. 3mi — 3h 00m
May 8, 2018
Travis D
combined this with Big Run and Allegheny Mountain to form an easy overnight. North Prong from Big Run to Allegheny Mtn starts in a creek bed. there… 3mi

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Wetlands on North Prong
Sep 28, 2017 near Franklin, WV

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