Great Ledge Trail
ElevationAscent: 190' 58 m
Descent: -49' -15 m
High: 565' 172 m
Low: 422' 129 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“Breathtaking views from the Great Ledge.”— Robert Given
A word about trail blazes: both the Pinchbeck and the Great Ledge Trails are blazed in white. However, where the Pinchbeck enters Devil’s Den, it may also carry the yellow blaze of The Nature Conservancy’s marking system.
A word about nomenclature: Redding’s Great Ledge is part of an escarpment that extends into Weston and the precincts of Devil’s Den. Alas, folks down that way have historically called their part of the scarp “The Great Ledge” too. An impartial observer, however, would have to concede that, based on the quality of the view, Redding’s half of the ledge is, by far, the greater. Therefore, with apologies to our neighbors south of the border, we have arranged our signs and maps to celebrate this territorial superiority. Ours is The Great Ledge. Theirs is the Ledge. Go in peace.