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Blackjack Ridge Trail

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A milder ascent/descent of Wolf Rock, moving along a converted roadbed.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

91%

Runnable

1,865' 568 m

High

1,560' 475 m

Low

315' 96 m

Up

172' 52 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

Shaded though steep in parts, this can be part of an excellent and adventurous trail run.

Description

Visitors who want to admire the views from the top of Wolf Rock without having to climb the strenuous Wolf Rock Trail can look to the milder Blackjack Ridge Trail. Though these two trails end in the same place, the experience of being on trail is incredibly different.

Like the Wolf Rock Trail, this route provides runners with ample opportunities to admire the changing forest around them. The lower portions are made up of predominantly pine forests, though more and more hardwoods can be seen as the trail climbs to the summit of Wolf Rock. The route is heavily wooded, making it pleasantly shaded in the hot summer months. Be sure to come back in the winter, as there are great views of Stone Mountain to be had from the trail when the leaves are down.

If you're feeling brave, return to your vehicle via the Wolf Rock Trail, otherwise, retrace your steps and return via the Stone Mountain Loop Trail.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see plenty of wildlife in the area, as the pine and hardwood forests are home to many deer, squirrel, and bird species.

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Shared By:

Mikhaila Redovian

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The summit of Wolf Rock provides great views of Stone Mountain through the fall grass.
Oct 27, 2016 near Thurmond, NC

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