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Ledge Springs Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (5)

Scramble over boulders along the base of the cliffs below Little Pinnacle.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

65%

Runnable

2,197' 670 m

High

1,584' 483 m

Low

645' 197 m

Up

669' 204 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Description

This is a challenging trail with rocks and varying slope. It travels along the foot of the cliffs and ledges to the west of the Little Pinnacle. The ledge springs is just a trickle of water, but the trail below the cliffs are beautiful. It is easier to begin below the picnic area and to end below Little Pinnacle at the Jomeokee Trail.

The trail descends through the picnic area following the edge of the cliffs, providing many opportunities to view the NC Piedmont from the rock outcroppings. The trail takes a hairpin turn left at the junction with the Grindstone Trail. Be careful to stay on the Ledge Springs Trail to follow the loop back to the Big Pinnacle. The trail becomes more rugged in this section as it follows over and around the boulders at the base of the cliffs.

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Thomas Birch

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 5 votes

#10422

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  4.2 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#361

in North Carolina

#10,422

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Photos

A view of the pinnacle.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
View from Little Pinnacle Overlook
May 22, 2022 near Pilot M…, NC
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina.
Sep 17, 2021 near Pilot M…, NC
View from Little Pinnacle to Big Pinnacle and the Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock beyond.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
View of the pinnacle
May 7, 2018 near Pilot M…, NC
Breathtaking view from the ledge
May 1, 2018 near Pilot M…, NC

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