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Blue Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 554' 169 m
Descent: -170' -52 m
High: 1,713' 522 m
Low: 1,166' 355 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jody Gibson

A mix of of terrain as you make your way up the mountain!

Jody Gibson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Park is closed on Wednesdays.

Description

At 1.2 miles long, this is the second longest trail in the park. The Blue Trail is a mix of single and doubletrack trail that is very technical and steep in places. The final .4 miles gains around 700 feet in elevation and is shared with the Red Trail, as it makes it's way to the observation deck. The Blue Trail passes over two small creeks with bridges and an old home site from the early 1900's.

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Land Manager: Catawba County Parks

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The observation deck offers stupendous views looking out over Hickory.
Jan 18, 2017 near Mountai…, NC

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