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A fun trail in-and-around the reservoir.


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.0

KM

Loop

976' 297 m

High

644' 196 m

Low

1,142' 348 m

Up

1,142' 348 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake

Overview

Absolutely beautiful and spectacular, this trail meanders and rolls through typical eastern hardwoods and around the reservoir. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked with a couple of other trails interconnecting to reach down to the water or to go a bit higher, but they all reconvene at this main trail.

Need to Know

The trails are connected well enough that it's easy to get back on track if you get off on the wrong loop.

Description

It is impeccably maintained, and when I did it there was steady rain and I was very impressed with how well it drained. There is about 1,000 feet in elevation gain over the course of the hike, but it is fairly gentle the whole way, with the exception of a steep but brief climb in the beginning.

Flora & Fauna

Wooden bears and a pair of turtles.

Contacts

Land Manager: Albemarle County

Shared By:

Jay Smith with improvements by Jason Doedderlein and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 16 votes

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  4.3 from 16 votes
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Ragged Mountain Reservoir Lake
Jul 14, 2019 near Charlot…, VA
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Current Trail Conditions

All Clear 78 days ago
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Check-Ins

May 17, 2024
David Perkins
Oct 29, 2023
Joni Zayakosky
Nice trail. Good for beginners. — 11h 30m
Oct 19, 2023
Grace Coleman
Aug 30, 2023
Ellen Daniel
Aug 20, 2023
WK Lin
Dry and cleared 6mi — 2h 09m
Apr 27, 2023
Damian Nickerson
Jul 8, 2021
Ben Gerlach
Double-plus good 7mi — 3h 25m
Mar 7, 2021
Z C
Muddy! 6.9mi — 2h 45m
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