ElevationAscent: 81' 25 m
Descent: -614' -187 m
High: 2,356' 718 m
Low: 1,821' 555 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“The main trunk trail providing access to the summit loops, continuing a long way out a ridge.”— Jon Sundquist
Ridge Run starts right from the parking area at the Summit Trailhead, and provides access to the three loops near the summit (Sweetwater, Christian Hollow, and Leonard Run). Once past these three loops, it truly turns into a "Ridge Run" as it follows the top of a long ridge that runs all the way along eastern edge of Allegany State Park.
After a mile or so on the top of the ridge, it maintains elevation by staying on the west side of the ridge while the summit stays higher to your left.
The trail gains the top of one of the ridge's side spurs, and offers a nice view through the trees on the right down into the Bova valley. The trail, however, curves left across this spur back towards the ridge. Soon it makes a sharp right turn before a long steep downhill.
After this bottom, the trail climbs gradually to the recently rebuilt lean-to. This is also where the downhill to the Bova Ski slope starts. But Ridge continues on down a more gradual downhill until it meets Patterson near the lower junction with snowsnake.
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