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greenBlue Bluff Trail

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3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 207' 63 m
Descent: -677' -206 m
High: 2,524' 769 m
Low: 2,050' 625 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

A blue-blazed singletrack that hugs the ridgeside from the Gravel Springs Hut to Mt Marshall Trail.

Larry W. Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Bluff Trail skirts along the side of the ridge heading north and east through disintegrating lava flows. Within a few hundred yards of its start at the Gravel Springs Hut Road, the trail passes the Harris Hollow Spur and Harris Hollow Trail before heading off toward its next junction with the Big Devils Stairs Trail at approximately mile 1.6.

Up until this point, the trail generally doesn't gain or lose much elevation as it continues parallel with the contours of the ridge.

After passing the turn for the Big Devils Stairs Trail, the Bluff Trail descends very gradually through the forest towards its end junction with the Mt Marshall Trail, just north of the Thoroughfare Gap.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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