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Orange Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.5 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
59% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 333' 101 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,608' 490 m
Low: 1,276' 389 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Jody Gibson

The shortest trail in the park to the top of the mountain/observation deck.

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Features Birding · Views

Park is closed on Wednesday.

Description

The Orange Trail ascends from the Blue Trail to the top of the mountain. It is a mix of single and doubletrack trail that is very technical and steep in spots. Visitors can use this trail to climb the mountain and end just below the observation deck. This trail passes a rock outcrop and an old mica mine.

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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
Midway up the Orange Trail, expect this leafy, rooty obstacle.
Jan 18, 2017 near Mountai…, NC

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