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Patterson Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,640' 500 m
Descent: -184' -56 m
High: 2,969' 905 m
Low: 1,448' 441 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Donovan Fitzgerald

This 3.2 mile trail climbs aggressively from the Big Run Portal Trail to Skyline Drive.

Donovan Fitzgerald

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is an aggressive 3.2 mile trail that starts in a valley off of the Big Run Portal Trail. The trail literally follows the ridge from the beginning all the way up to Skyline Drive. Only about 3/4 of the way through does it actually utilize a few switchbacks during the entire 1600' climb.

The trail ends just north of the Loft Mountain Wayside parking lot and can be added to other local trails to make a loop if desired.

Flora & Fauna

Experience this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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in Virginia

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Flowers and views abound on the Patterson Ridge Trail.
Jun 27, 2017 near Grottoes, VA

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