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Bald Ledge Trail

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Length


0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


197' 60 m

Ascent

-37' -11 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

1,190' 363 m

High

994' 303 m

Low

Shared By David Smith

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With a spectacular view from Sexton Cabin, and a spectacular view from Bald Ledge, what's not to like about this trail?

David Smith

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Features Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail is kind of in "no man's land"; while it is technically owned by Purity Spring Resort, it is actually on a tract of land known as the McNair Easement. This orange-blazed trail starts behind Sexton Cabin and ascends steeply.

After climbing over a few downed white pines, the trail follows the ridgeline. It reaches an obscure path (on the right) marked with pink flagging. This pink-flagged trail is the unmaintained Bald Ledge Connector Trail (SOSSC), a snowmobile access trail to Bald Ledge. I have a feeling that the snowmobile trail is no longer maintained to discourage snowmobilers from injuring themselves.

The trail takes a small dip to the left, then climbs up to the open ridge top. The trail comes into a grassy-topped clearing, then descends sharply left. This small section down to the ledge is tricky and dangerous during winter. In the winter, this seems like a nice secluded place to relax and take in the views; the summer may see more traffic. Exercise caution near the ledge.

Flora & Fauna

Rock tripe grow here.

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