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Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (4)

An improved fire road that traverses the ridge line accessing the Sunrise Backcountry Hut and the fire tower.


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3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

96%

Runnable

4,835' 1,474 m

High

4,659' 1,420 m

Low

308' 94 m

Up

387' 118 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Before embarking on your run stop by the Mountain Adventure Center in the village for trail updates and a backcountry hiking/biking map. This trail is multi-use, and you may encounter bikers or vehicle traffic.

Description

The trail heads out on the South Mountain near the general parking area. For access, use the service road above the Sawmill Village gate house. The trail heads on the left past the gate house, from there it meanders along the ridge line, it has several moderate elevation changes and east-facing views. The trail passes by the Sunrise Backcountry Hut which is a great place to take a break and enjoy the scenery. Beyond the Backcountry Hut, you'll find 6000 Steps and Bail Out trails that both head on the left and lead back to the Ballhooter Chairlift. The trail also accesses the 80' fire tower where 360-degree views await the adventurous.

Contacts

Land Manager: Snowshoe Resort

Shared By:

Shane Bradley

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#68

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#7,130

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Dog friendly trail.
Feb 18, 2019 near Marlinton, WV
From top of fire tower looking north of Snowshoe sski resort
Aug 11, 2018 near Marlinton, WV
Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail
Dec 3, 2018 near Marlinton, WV
Lookout at “hibernation”.
Feb 18, 2019 near Marlinton, WV

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