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Equestrian Loop Trail (Blue Trail)

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

A lovely trail through hardwood forests.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

Point to Point

289' 88 m

High

139' 42 m

Low

342' 104 m

Up

314' 96 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Need to Know

The first section of the trail passes by an archery range. Don't wander off like a toddler.

Description

Follow the U-shaped blue horseshoes to keep on the trail. Along the way you'll encounter two n-shaped horseshoes that indicate connectors of shortcuts along the trail.

From the parking lot, head downhill until you find the Blue Connector Trail. Go left around the hill until eventually reconnecting with the Blue Connector Trail. After close to 2 miles you'll come to where the trail eventually doubles back to itself. Head left and in sequence you'll pass the Orange Trail, Orange Connector Trail, and then the other side of the Orange Trail; all on the left.

From there the trail turns back west and passes another blue Connector Trail to the right. Here you turn south down to the lake. After following the lake you'll go back north and pass some trails before revisiting the beginning of the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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#245

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Photos

Eastern Box Turtle commands the trail.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Beautiful beech trees float above the river.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
A gentle waterfall flows into a pool
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Early morning entrance from Fountain Head. Plenty of parking.
Jan 23, 2016 near Lake Ridge, VA
Lovely luna moth.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Trail intersection
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA

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May 31, 2020
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