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blueBlack Ragged Mountain Reservoir Trail

Trail

6.7 mile 10.8 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,209' 369 m
Descent: -1,130' -344 m
High: 979' 298 m
Low: 642' 196 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 50% (26°)

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A fun trail in-and-around the reservoir.

Jay Smith

Features Lake

Runner Notes

A pretty heinous run from the lower parking area. I ran in road running shoes and was still fine.

Description

Absolutely beautiful and spectacular, this trail meanders and rolls through typical eastern hardwoods and around the reservoir. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked with a couple of other trails interconnecting to reach down to the water or to go a bit higher, but they all reconvene at this main trail.

It is impeccably maintained, and when I did it there was a steady rain and I was very impressed with how well it drained. There is about 1000 feet in elevation gain over the course of the run, but it is fairly gentle the whole way, with the exception of a steep but brief climb in the beginning.

Flora & Fauna

Wooden bears and a pair of turtles.

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Land Manager: Albemarle County

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Jun 9, 2019
Jason Doedderlein
Absolutely splendid trail and run. fairly heavy and constant rain but perfect temp. trail drains perfectly so few issues. gentle rolling. singletra… 6.2mi — 1h 14m
Mar 20, 2019
Miles Luning
6.4mi — 1h 25m

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