Lucy Braun Memorial Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,096' 334 m
Descent: -1,095' -334 m
High: 2,335' 712 m
Low: 1,361' 415 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“A well-marked, moderately rugged trail in an old growth forest with lots of variety and unexpected treasures.”— John Howard
Family Friendly Formerly a Boy Scouts camp, Blanton Forest also has a nice park with cabins, swimming pool, and additional recreational activities available.
The first thing that struck me is how well-marked the trail is. Good thing too. There are many places that, if that wasn't the case, could cause a lot of people to get turned around. The terrain is quite varied, from easy-going down close to the creek to some fairly steep climbs, a bit of bouldering, and a couple water crossings. Wet leaves that fell the night before made a few spots fairly slick. And there are a handful of places where you definitely wouldn't want to slip! Make sure everyone in your group is sure-footed, and trekking poles are recommended.
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