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Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Segment 2, Part 1

 
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Length

12.0 Miles 19.4 Kilometers

87%

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Elevation

1,326' 404 m

Ascent

-2,954' -901 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

5,829' 1,777 m

High

3,327' 1,014 m

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A nice day hike from Waterrock Knob to Balsam Gap

Wes Hill

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Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Leashed

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Segment 2 of the Mountains to Sea Trail. Water Rock Knob trailhead aiming for the Grassy Ridge Mine Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I backtracked at mile 11 due to incoming weather. This trail has some variations that make it easier. There are exits at Fork Ridge Overlook, Woodfin Cascades, the Orchards Overlook and the Blue Ridge Parkway Maintenance Area. My backtrack trail was at Redbank Branch which dropped me back on the Parkway at Standing Rock Overlook. All of these areas are suitable for parking for car shuttling from the trailhead.

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