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Pyrite Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 183' 56 m
Descent: -179' -55 m
High: 231' 70 m
Low: 152' 46 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A slightly more technical addition to the Medoc Mountain State Park trails than the nearby Saponi Loop Trail.

Nick Scheuer

Features Fall Colors · Wildlife

The park asks that those on foot travel in the opposite direction of cycling traffic.

Description

This trail is reached via the north end of the Saponi Loop Trail and offers increased climbing (relatively speaking), more undulating terrain, and a few technical obstacles. Like the Saponi Loop Trail, this trail is wide enough to accommodate multiple trail users, making it a good place to visit when the park is likely to be busy. Also like the Saponi Loop Trail, there is plenty of shade during the hot summer months in eastern NC.

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Tall pine with bark scraped off! Insect damage?
Dec 30, 2019 near Red Oak, NC

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