Miry Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,238' 377 m
Descent: -333' -101 m
High: 5,008' 1,526 m
Low: 4,055' 1,236 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A trail with great views from the ridge as it leads up to the Appalachian Trail.”— Max Willner
At. 2.5 miles, runners will come to the junction with Lynn Camp Prong Trail, leading to the Marks Cove Campsite (#28) and further on to Middle Prong Trail. About half a mile further south along Miry Ridge Trail is a nice little lookout from which you can see Clingmans Dome.
Just at 5 miles, runners wlll come to Cold Spring Knob upon the Appalachian Trail. Were they to turn left and head east (northbound), they will pass Silers Bald Shelter, Double Spring Gap Shelter and Clingmans Dome. To the right heading west (southbound) is the Derrick Knob Shelter and Spence Field Shelter.
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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Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park