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Bridle Trail (Red Blaze)

Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 270' 82 m
Descent: -325' -99 m
High: 1,293' 394 m
Low: 978' 298 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Ketchman

A climb to the top from either direction leads to a beautiful upper section and a mellow descent.

Kevin Ketchman

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek

Description

This trail can start at either the spillway to the east or at the entrance to the lodge at the north end. You immediately begin by climbing (from either direction) before the trail plateaus into a rolling, mile long, upper stretch. Typically muddy with "streams" running down the trail at the ascents/descents, this trail can be an interesting adventure.

Also, it's a great addition to the Red/Blue Blaze, which creates a loop around the lodge. However, it is not an easy 9'ish mile loop, with lots of ups and downs, doubling back, and little flat terrain.

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Land Manager: Allegheny County, PA

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Jan 10, 2016
Kevin Ketchman
Sloppy after overnight rainfall and warm weather thaw of ground.

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  2.5 from 2 votes

#9

in North Park

#31541

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#9

in North Park

#763

in Pennsylvania

#31,541

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Rachel Carson Trail as you get off the Red Blaze
Apr 1, 2015 near Gibsonia, PA
Red Blaze Bridle Trail in early spring
Apr 27, 2015 near Gibsonia, PA

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