Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail: Highland Section
ElevationAscent: 3,370' 1,027 m
Descent: -3,607' -1,100 m
High: 3,298' 1,005 m
Low: 2,364' 721 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“A portion of the Pine Mountain Trail, with scenic mountain top views and beautiful forest.”— April French
Once in the forest, the trail is clearly marked with bright yellow blazes. The terrain through the rest of the trail is rolling, with some smaller climbs and descents along the way. There are lots of opportunities for breaks at scenic overlooks. One of the most notable, the Lemon Squeeze is a bit of a tight fit, but you can ride your pack over the ledge and slide right through.
You'll follow along a number of shared ATV paths along the way and pass through a number of well marked gaps. The southern half had plenty of water available, but contrary to maps of the trail, we couldn't find any water available in the northern half, so be sure to fill up when you can!
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