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Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 333' 102 m
Descent: -332' -101 m
High: 342' 104 m
Low: 219' 67 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by US Army Corps of Engineers

This is a 4-mile multi-use loop along Jordan Lake between the Visitor Assistance Center and Poe's Ridge boat ramp.

US Army Corps of Engineers

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Firearms are restricted, as this trail is on US Army Corps of Engineers property. Dogs must be on a maximum 6-ft leash.

Overview

The trail runs through pleasant forest adjacent to Jordan Lake. There is a Herp Habitat halfway along the loop.

Need to Know

While the trail is open for public use 24/7, the gate to the Visitor Assistance Center closes at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to park outside the gate if utilizing this trail around those hours.

Additionally, this is a multi-use trail, and there may be hunters in the area during hunting season. Be sure to wear bright colors to be seen. There is a limited amount of bright orange vests available for you to borrow at the Visitor Assistance Center Trailhead.

Runner Notes

Beware of roots and fallen trees.

Description

Poe's Ridge Trail is a nearly 4-mile loop marked with red paint along B. Everett Jordan Lake between the Visitor Assistance Center and the Poe's Ridge boat ramp. The trail contains three shortcuts marked with blue paint that can be used to create smaller loops. Halfway through the large loop, you'll find the Herp Habitat wildlife area. This area is a reformed, abandoned cattle pond transformed into habitat for amphibians and reptiles. Please be especially sure to stay on the trail in this area in protection of the wildlife.

The trail is in close proximity to the B. Everett Jordan Dam.

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Jul 7, 2018
Kristin Jackson
Jul 7, 2018
Ashley Suchy

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