Chimbric Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,476' 450 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 2,917' 889 m
Low: 1,458' 444 m
GradeAvg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 79% (38°)
Current trail conditions
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“A difficult trail from Linville River climbing up to the Shortoff Trail.”— Rick McElrath
Chimbric Ridge Trail is a rugged trail that ascends from the Linville River (and the Linville Gorge Trail alongside it) about 1,300 feet towards the Shortoff Mountain Trail. Like a lot of the trails towards the western side of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop, it's considered primitive and may be difficult to traverse, especially in inclement weather.
Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. There are also copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.