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Bald Ledge Trail

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


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

87%

Runnable

1,190' 363 m

High

994' 303 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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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 I have a feeling that the snowmobile trail is no longer maintained to discourage snowmobilers from injuring themselves.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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Purity Spring Resort

Shared By:

David Smith

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