Charcoal Burners Trail
ElevationAscent: 182' 55 m
Descent: -546' -167 m
High: 1,331' 406 m
Low: 952' 290 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“This is an easy trail with a nice viewpoint. The trail travels from the north end of the park to the south.”— John Maurizi
You can park on Route 301 and run north. This section is about 2.5 miles long and gives access to several other trails so you can complete a loop run. After about 1.25 miles, you'll reach Beaver Pond. If you're running Charcoal Burners as part of a loop, Beaver Pond is a nice place for lunch. Past Beaver Pond, the trail is relatively level and easy. South of Route 301 is a 1 mile section that is more difficult with plenty of rocks – a definite change from the northern section.
Charcoal Burner is a great trail in the fall to see the leaves change color. In the summer, much of the northern trail is lined with fern. There are also far less people running this part of the park, which is nice.