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Flat Rock Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,103' 641 m
Descent: -294' -90 m
High: 3,238' 987 m
Low: 1,429' 436 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

The easiest of the singletrack ascents/descents in Doughton Park, but, man, it is sweet with great views along the way.

Brandon Thrower

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

It is almost completely runnable either direction. This trail is also pretty smooth with few technical sections, which means you can bomb straight down it, which is always fun.

Description

Making up one of the four trails that start at the bottom of Doughton Park and lead up to the parkway and Mountains to Sea Trail, Flat Rock Ridge might be my favorite. It is very manageable in either direction, and there are a couple of great overlooks along the way that give you breathtaking views of the park.

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Land Manager: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Jul 21, 2019
Courtney Wilson
Sep 10, 2018
Shawn Lancaster
Dec 30, 2017
Shawn Lancaster
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Sep 17, 2017
Jason Tischer

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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#143

in North Carolina

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Photos

About halfway up ridge looking off towards Stone Mtn State Park
Jan 8, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
More overlooks on the way UP Flat Rock Ridge Trail
Jan 9, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
Saw these signs frequently as the trail borders gamelands
Jan 8, 2018 near Mulberry, NC

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