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Zaleski Backpacking Trail - North Loop

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This is the north loop of the Zaleski Backpacking Trail.

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7.2

Miles

11.7

KM

Loop

1,075' 328 m

High

757' 231 m

Low

992' 302 m

Up

999' 304 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

This portion of the Zaleski Backpacking Trail is not as well-maintained as the South and West Loops. The trail begins in Camp 2, and the first portion of the trail to Route 56 is relatively easy to follow but, in parts, filled with chest-high undergrowth that encroaches on the trail. There are a few tricky creek crossings. The second portion of the trail is the highlight—it passes through Doolittle Plantation, an old pine plantation. This part is relatively flat and easy hiking. At around the halfway mark, in the pine plantation, there are a few benches and a memorial set up around a European Larch where one can rest. The third portion of the trail climbs back up to Camp 2, and can be quite muddy.

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Oct 13, 2018
Alan Guzik
Trail was muddy but it had rained 13 hours the day before. A lot of blowdowns 7.4mi