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Jonas Ridge Trail

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Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 425' 130 m
Descent: -788' -240 m
High: 4,140' 1,262 m
Low: 3,523' 1,074 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 63% (32°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

One of the more gentle trails (minus the descent off Sitting Bear) in the gorge, and one of the least traveled.

Brandon Thrower

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Ten person group size limit.

Description

The trail crosses over the ridge between Hawksbill and Gingercake Mountains. It is a pretty mellow trail besides the section near the Sitting Bear, which is a big rock formation that looks like, well you guessed it, a sitting bear. That section of the trail is only a tenth of a mile long, but it is the steepest section of trail in the entire gorge. It's just the trail's way of keeping you honest in the Linville Gorge.

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Heading down into the Devil's Anus!
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Fall leaves everywhere.
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Iced over!
Nov 17, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Looking south from Celestial Point along the Devils Cliffs - just off of the Jonas Ridge Trail
Apr 3, 2020 near Linville, NC

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