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Crawfish Horse Trail

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A 10-mile loop with plenty of climbs and descents.


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10.2

Miles

16.4

KM

Loop

3,304' 1,007 m

High

2,434' 742 m

Low

1,613' 492 m

Up

1,607' 490 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked

Wear orange during hunting season!

Description

Use Strawberry Road and the trailhead at the end of that road to arrive at the Crawfish Trail - Strawberry Road Connector. The connector leads to the beginning of this trail.

From there, the trail continues along a wet valley paralleling Reed Creek. The trail leads to an intersection with the Walker Mountain Trail where Crawfish Horse Trail continues to the left. It then crosses the Appalachian Trail where a nice campsite is available. After crossing the AT the trail comes to an intersection with Newman Hallow Road (FSR #6261), stay left to stay on the Crawfish Horse Trail. The trail then intersects with the Bear Creek Trail. Stay left once more the trail opens up at this point on a old road bed. Keep your eye on the left side for a orange blaze and a trail that goes straight up the side of Little Brushy Mountain.

Climb to the summit of the mountain where the trail starts to parallel the AT. A section of ridge riding begins where the singletrack crosses over the AT. Hikers will find alternating descents and steep climbs until the final two mile descent is reached.

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Shared By:

Allan Lee

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