Yellow Ridge Descent
ElevationAscent: 18' 6 m
Descent: -534' -163 m
High: 1,556' 474 m
Low: 1,040' 317 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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Mid State Trail (MST)
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“A long and steady descent through mountain laurel.”— Jonathan Cox
Once at the top of the slight hill, a long and sometimes steep downhill awaits. With small rocky sections, you can make quick work of this trail. Especially since most descents in Michaux are technical, this can be a breath of fresh air and an opportunity to admire your surroundings, and worry about your foot placement a little less.
The end of this trail dumps you out on Quarry Gap Road. To get back to the four-way intersection, turn right on Quarry Gap Rd. and then another right up Locust Gap Trail.
Land Manager: PA DCNR - Michaux State Forest