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Big Ridge State Park Tour

 3.0 (2)

5.3 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


87%

Runnable

992' 302 m

Ascent

-986' -300 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

1,446' 441 m

High

1,030' 314 m

Low

Shared By Matt Sloan

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Enjoy roughly 5 miles of running on various trails at Big Ridge State Park.

Matt Sloan

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

Overview

This is a short, 5-mile run that takes you to some of the highlights in Big Ridge State Park. Enjoy running over Pinnacle Ridge and through Dark Hollow before making your way back to the car or the campground.

Need to Know

There's a backcountry campsite along the Dark Hollow Trail West for those looking to tent for a night.

Runner Notes

Plenty of roots and rocks keep you on your toes along this run.

Description

The run begins with a steep uphill following the Lake Trail to Big Ridge Dam (be sure to stop and look – it's an early 1900's Civilian Conservation Corps construction).

At the split, follow the Dark Hollow Trail West to the left along the lakeshore and into the hollow between Big Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge. Observe the original homesites along the trail enshrouded in dense undergrowth.

At the next junction, head back toward the campground on the Big Valley Trail. Finally, cross the road and follow the Chestnut Ridge Trail back to the cabin area. Continue to follow the road back to the parking area where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous wildflowers and ferns grow in Dark Hollow.

History & Background

This was one of the original settlements west of the Appalachians in the U.S.

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