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Blue Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 372' 113 m
Descent: -406' -124 m
High: 290' 88 m
Low: 137' 42 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A lovely trail through hardwood forests.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Need to Know

The first section of the trail passes by an archery range. Don't wander off like a toddler.

Runner Notes

This is a good even trail with some cobbles and roots.

Description

Follow the U-shaped blue horseshoes to keep on the trail. Along the way you'll encounter two n-shaped horseshoes that indicate connectors of shortcuts along the trail.

From the parking lot, head downhill until you find the Blue Connector Trail. Go left around the hill until eventually reconnecting with the Blue Connector Trail. After close to 2 miles you'll come to where the trail eventually doubles back to itself. Head left and in sequence you'll pass the Orange Trail, Orange Connector Trail, and then the other side of the Orange Trail; all on the left.

From there the trail turns back west and passes another blue Connector Trail to the right. Here you turn south down to the lake. After following the lake you'll go back north and pass some trails before revisiting the beginning of the trail.

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Photos

Eastern Box Turtle commands the trail.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Beautiful beech trees float above the river.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Lovely luna moth.
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
A gentle waterfall flows into a pool
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA
Trail intersection
Jun 13, 2019 near Lake Ridge, VA

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