Deer Tick Trail
ElevationAscent: 324' 99 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 1,505' 459 m
Low: 1,225' 373 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A twisty climb out of Cooper's Gap.”— Frank Maguire
The first stretch from Cooper's Gap up to the unnamed haul road used to be called "Long Cut", basically because it takes a long time to go a short distance. Once you cross the haul road, you've got a short steep climb before you get to Deer Tick proper. Be on the look out for a sharp right, as it's easy to miss. If you do miss it, the trail loops around and doubles back in about 75 feet. It's probably the only trail with a cul de sac.
The climb up is very cool, as it crosses through multiple forest stages and opens up into a nice hard wood forest. There are some great rock formations and if you look over your shoulder, you can catch glimpses of Big Valley off in the distance.
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