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A partial bushwhacking route around the western edge of The Wild Oak Trail and along Ramsey's Draft.


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Map Key

27.7

Miles

44.6

KM

Loop

4,314' 1,315 m

High

2,382' 726 m

Low

9,400' 2,865 m

Up

9,411' 2,869 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Overview

Steep bushwhacks and multiple 4,000' peaks. Explore the east and west slopes of the Ramsey Wilderness area.

Description

Start at Camp Todd. Continue CW on TWOT to Little Bald. Continue for 1+mile, then descend into north valley and up to Buck Mountain.

Head west down into the valley and back up to the West Virginia State Line. Then descend to Fire Road 95 and back up to the Shenandoah Mountain Trail. Dip down into the valley heading south before climbing up to Tearjacket Knob, past the spring, and over to Hardscrabble Knob.

Descend south to Ramsey Run, then up to Freezeland Flat, before descending southwest towards the old PATC cabin location, then along the Jerry's Run down to Ramsey.

Ascend eastward to the ridge line and intercept Bald Knob trail to head northbound to The Pinnacle. Then head north down to Ramsey's Draft. Continue north on Ramsey's draft for a little while then head east up to Big Bald. Then take the TWOT CW back down to Camp Todd.

History & Background

Passes an old PATC cabin site.

Shared By:

Chris Roberts

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Most of the trail is along quite a steep slope.
May 20, 2018 near Monterey, VA
Trail opened up after old growth Hemlock cut and cleared from path.
Mar 3, 2020 near Monterey, VA

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