Jessup/Highlands/Long Path Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,093' 333 m
Descent: -1,093' -333 m
High: 1,668' 509 m
Low: 935' 285 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“This is a beautiful run along an exposed ridge.”— John Maurizi
The trail follows the Schunemunk Ridge the entire way on an easement trail through private property. The ridge can be narrow in places, and in winter you'll enjoy open views to the east and west. Once you get to the top of the ridge, there is not much more elevation gain.
This section ends when you reach the trail junction with the Western Ridge Trail in Schunemunk State Park. The Long Path also breaks off here, descending off the ridge to the east. This is a good place to turn back but if you have time you can run a three-mile loop of the Western Ridge Trail - Ridge-to-Ridge Trail and back on the Jessup/Highlands Trail.
If you add that loop, the total distance is 10.8 miles with an additional 700 feet of elevation gain. I did this run in early December and had the entire run to myself.
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