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Ewing Trail

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A pleasant trail with some great side spurs.


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5.1

Miles

8.1

KM

79%

Runnable

3,446' 1,050 m

High

1,657' 505 m

Low

1,927' 587 m

Up

599' 183 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

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The trail starts at Civic Park in Ewing, VA, crosses into Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and begins as three miles of doubletrack that climbs about 2,000 feet through a series of switchbacks. There are several great vistas along the way, and you'll have several views of White Rocks up above the trail.

Continue past the pedestrian-only trail at 2.5 miles; you'll come down this way to wrap up the lollipop after White Rocks. At approximately 4 miles, you'll come to a trail junction with a trail to the Hensley Settlement to the left and the trail to White Rocks/Sand Cave to the right. Take this right. The spur to Sand Cave will be on your left a little ways down the trail. This side trail is worth the short run to see the cave and waterfall.

At about 4.6 miles, you'll come to a horse barricade with a sign pointing to the Ewing Trail. If you continue straight, the spur will take you out to White Rocks which has some great overlooks. Take the right for a fun descent back to the Ewing Trail. Be careful on this section as many of the rock steps are a little loose. At the Ewing Trail, take a left and enjoy the pleasant 2.6-mile descent back to the trailhead.

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