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West Ridge Trail

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Length

2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers

78%

Runnable

Elevation

102' 31 m

Ascent

-1,381' -421 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

5,220' 1,591 m

High

3,869' 1,179 m

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The most technical and remote section of the Montreat Trail system.

Brandon Thrower

Overview

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Only for serious runners who know how to handle very steep technical terrain that is usually covered in leaves! It is awesome! The trail is very faint in most places and includes lots of off-camber rocks and roots. There are a couple sections that require using your hands as you scramble down some rocky sections. Stick to the ridgeline if you lose the trail for a second, and it will reappear. It can be tricky in there...

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Land Manager: Buncombe County, NC

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  4.7 from 3 votes

#2

in Montreat

#3752

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#2

in Montreat

#109

in North Carolina

#3,752

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