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Unaka Trail (Hooks Branch Road #31B)

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One way

1.1 miles

1.8 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

246 ft

75 m

Highest point

2,766 ft

843 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Elevation loss

-32 ft

-10 m

Max grade

9% (5°)

Elevation loss

-32 ft

-10 m

Avg grade

5% (3°)

Lowest point

2,546 ft

776 m


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Jefferson National Forest, VA

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Shared by Joey Atkins

Features

Dogs - Off-leash

Overview

This short out-and-back defunct road turned trail follows the route of an old 1900's mining road and terminates at the old mine works. It has not been open for over 30 years and is grown over in most spots with large saplings. After your climb up, turn back and head down the way you came.

Since it technically has no trail name, we named it "Unaka". That was the original name of the National Forest in the area before it became the Jefferson.
This short out-and-back defunct road turned trail follows the route of an old 1900's mining road and terminates at the old mine works. It has not been open for over 30 years and is grown over in most spots with large saplings. After your climb up, turn back and head down the way you came.

Since it technically has no trail name, we named it "Unaka". That was the original name of the National Forest in the area before it became the Jefferson.

Contacts

Land Manager: USFS Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Shared by Joey Atkins

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