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greenBlue Osprey Trail

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2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

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Ascent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -25' -8 m
High: 733' 223 m
Low: 721' 220 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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A trail following the south shore and wetlands of Lake Townsend

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Features Lake · River/Creek

Runner Notes

Bridges are slick if they are wet. Also keep an eye out for the chimney from an old house that still stands about 0.5 miles from N. Church St.

Description

There are two entrances to the this trail from Yanceyville Rd. The one farther north has a small parking lot (2-3 cars max) at the Townsend Trail trailhead. The second is about .5 miles south and has a dirt parking lot off the road. The trails leading from each parking area will meet together about .5 miles into the trip on a ridge.

The trail then winds along the south shore of Lake Townsend and the swamp-like wetlands. Approx. 2 miles in there is a foot bridge over some wetlands before heading back into the woods. A few hills and ridges take you to the end where the trail meets N. Church St.

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Dec 26, 2018
Anne Parsons
Beautiful view of the lake!
Apr 16, 2017
Magnus Edwards
4.1mi
Dec 25, 2016
Magnus Edwards

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