South Prong Trail #517
ElevationAscent: 1,227' 374 m
Descent: -332' -101 m
High: 4,127' 1,258 m
Low: 2,964' 903 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“Beautiful easy trail with two creek crossings.”— Jason Lawrence
After the second crossing, the trail continues to ascend until it crosses a forest road. On the other side of the forest road, the trail ascends steeply for just a few feet. As you run, you'll pass a number of established camping sites on your right. This part of the trail becomes muddy in the spring and remains so throughout the summer. It is very flat and easy to run. Some portions have wooden walkways built over the wetlands that are part of the unique sites to be seen on this trail. Towards the eastern terminus, there will be some really beautiful and interesting rock formations. Enjoy!
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Land Manager: USFS - Monongahela National Forest Office