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Jackson Trail - Mid State Trail Loop

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Length

6.2 Miles 10.0 Kilometers

89%

Runnable

Elevation

802' 244 m

Ascent

-845' -258 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

2,126' 648 m

High

1,316' 401 m

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Enjoy a great loop with scenic views of Rothrock State Forest along the ridge and quiet forest in the valley.

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Enjoy the windswept pines and rocky overlooks before you begin a steep downward descent to a pristine valley floor. Enjoy the quiet run there as you prepare for the steep uphill climb to finish off the loop.
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Description [Suggest Changes]

Travel along the ridge of the mountain on Jackson Trail, taking in scenic views of Rothrock State Forest. Make sure you stop and look out at the viewpoints, and enjoy the differing landscape of windswept pine and rocky outcroppings. A right turn takes you onto the MST - Section 8 and a steep downhill run until you reach the quiet valley floor. Enjoy the run through the quiet, forested valley before you finish with a steep uphill to the parking lot.

The downhill portion of the trail has loose rocks, and it is easy to lose sight of the trail blazes if you are running on a fresh snow. The uphill climb is grueling, so make sure you stop to rest and enjoy the views.

Contacts

Land Manager: DCNR - Rothrock District

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