Patterson Ridge Trail

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3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers

 

73% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,640' 500 m

Ascent

-184' -56 m

Descent

2,969' 905 m

High

1,448' 441 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

All Clear

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

Donovan Fitzgerald

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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#254

in Virginia

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All Clear 55 days ago
Fallen Trees - Top 3/4 of trail has not been cleared by trail angels yet and is hard to follow. Bottom 1/2 and top 1/4 are in great shape.
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