Twentymile Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 844' 257 m
Descent: -351' -107 m
High: 2,541' 774 m
Low: 1,852' 564 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A brief and beautiful trail rich with wildflowers in the spring, part of a run to Gregory Bald.”— Max Willner
The easiest way to access this trail is from the Twentymile Ranger Station, where runners will take Twentymile Trail until they reach a junction after about half a mile, and then proceed onto Wolf Ridge Trail. Twentymile Loop Trail is one mile ahead.
From there, it's a 2.9 mile run to Long Hungry Ridge Trail. The run is gradually uphill and passes through some beautiful forests, before eventually leveling out and coming to the junction. From there, runners can head to the popular Gregory Bald, where, in the spring, the flaming azaleas are in full bloom.
As for local fauna, black bears are common in the area, along with white-tailed deer and 31 species of salamanders.
Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, notably the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus).
For more information on black bears, refer to this webpage.
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