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greenBlue Iris Trail

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4.7 mile 7.5 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 361' 110 m
Descent: -447' -136 m
High: 1,550' 472 m
Low: 1,287' 392 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

An easy forest trail that gives access to Rutherford Lake and the Appalachian Trail.

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Need to Know

Most people link this and the Appalachian Trail for a loop run.

Description

The Iris Trail runs north and south in the southern part of High Point State Park. From the north there is a large parking lot with a blue connector trail to the Iris Trail. Trailing southward, the trail is wide and well-maintained. Passing a few access trails to Rutherford Lake, the trail has great views of the lake at a few points. Once past the lake, the trail becomes more narrow and rocky. The trail will cross the Appalachian Trail and continue to Deckertown Turnpike where there is a small dirt parking area.

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