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Bald Ledge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 197' 60 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 1,190' 363 m
Low: 994' 303 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

With a spectacular view from Sexton Cabin, and a spectacular view from Bald Ledge, what's not to like about this trail?

David Smith

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Description

This trail is kind of in "no man's land"; while it is technically owned by Purity Spring Resort, it is actually on a tract of land known as the McNair Easement. This orange-blazed trail starts behind Sexton Cabin and ascends steeply.

After climbing over a few downed white pines, the trail follows the ridgeline. It reaches an obscure path (on the right) marked with pink flagging. This pink-flagged trail is the unmaintained Bald Ledge Connector Trail (SOSSC), a snowmobile access trail to Bald Ledge. I have a feeling that the snowmobile trail is no longer maintained to discourage snowmobilers from injuring themselves.

The trail takes a small dip to the left, then climbs up to the open ridge top. The trail comes into a grassy-topped clearing, then descends sharply left. This small section down to the ledge is tricky and dangerous during winter. In the winter, this seems like a nice secluded place to relax and take in the views; the summer may see more traffic. Exercise caution near the ledge.

Flora & Fauna

Rock tripe grow here.

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Land Manager: Purity Spring Resort

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