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WCCC Small Loop

Intermediate

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 80' 25 m
Descent: -182' -55 m
High: 866' 264 m
Low: 765' 233 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Though steep at times, the cave and nearby quarry are worth the trip!

Michaela Schoeffler

Features Cave · River/Creek

Description

This is one of two loops around the western grounds of the Washington County Career Center in Marietta. Park in the back left parking lot, and the trailhead is in the very back.

The trail starts with a steep descent into the valley, then flattens out, crosses a stream, and heads back up. (At the bottom of the hill, you can take a short linear spur to the left that extends to the old grindstone quarry.) At the northernmost point, the trail opens up to make visible a creek and huge, open cave. It may be a short journey, but it is not lacking in Appalachian terrain and awesome views!

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#3

in Marietta

#6282

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#3

in Marietta

#116

in Ohio

#6,282

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A view from inside the cave on the WCCC Short Loop, looking out over the creek-bed and valley.
Dec 16, 2015 near Marietta, OH
A rock outcropping on the WCCC Short Loop Trail with a cool view!
Dec 16, 2015 near Marietta, OH

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