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4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer loop
76% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,175' 358 m
Descent: -1,174' -358 m
High: 4,090' 1,247 m
Low: 3,055' 931 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Jilg

This northbound route to The Priest is a shorter variant for those looking to tackle less mileage and elevation gain.

Brandon Jilg

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Overview

The Priest lives along a wonderful segment of the Appalachian Trail in the George Washington National Forest Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger District. The northbound trail access may be a little tough for some people to reach (4WD vehicles are strongly recommended), but if you can get there, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the Tye River Valley.

Description

Park at the Crabtree Falls Parking Lot, and follow Meadow Lane Road south until it reaches the AT. Turn left onto the trail, and continue until the trail splits. Stay left to continue onto the summit. The true summit is actually covered by trees, but the rock outcropping on the left is the main attraction with 180-degree views of the valley and adjacent mountains.

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