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Widows Creek/MST Trail

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12.1 mile 19.5 kilometer out and back
81% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,768' 844 m
Descent: -2,767' -843 m
High: 3,657' 1,115 m
Low: 1,363' 415 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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This section of the MST makes the big climb from the Piedmont Valley to the lofty Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

If you are looking for some sustained climbing in northwest North Carolina, then check out this run.

Description

This out and back run starts at the Widow's Creek Trail parking area inside Stone Mountain State Park. From here, just follow the white dot to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail tread bounces back and forth from doubletrack to singletrack and is not very technical, but there are some pitches that will make your legs scream! The reward for your hard work is the overlook at Devils Garden at the Blue Ridge Parkway. Once you are done taking in the views, flips around and enjoy the downhill on the way back.

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Jan 30, 2020
Shawn Lancaster
Mar 23, 2019
Liz Goodman
Fun trail. Tough climb. Just what I was looking for. 12.1mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

#2806

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#102

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#2,806

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Stone Mountain - NC 3
Dec 6, 2017 near Thurmond, NC
Widows falls
Dec 6, 2017 near Thurmond, NC
Flowers
Dec 6, 2017 near Thurmond, NC

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