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black Jonas Ridge Trail

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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

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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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