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Goshen Pass Preserve Hiking Trail

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3.6 mile 5.9 kilometer loop
80% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 879' 268 m
Descent: -880' -268 m
High: 2,107' 642 m
Low: 1,322' 403 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)

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Trail shared by Matt Deveau

Great winter run, great views through the trees, steep climb, beautiful section of Chambers Ridge.

Matt Deveau

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

If done counter-clockwise (as mapped), go across a swinging bridge, make a right, and the run starts with a flat section along Goshen Pass River (first mile looks like it could be pretty overgrown in the summer months). Then there is a very steep 700' climb in less than one mile.

At the top, you'll run Chambers Ridge for three-quarters of a mile (this was the best part of the run for us). The hike then wraps around the mountain for the almost two mile descent back to the swinging bridge. The path can be hard to see with leaves on the ground, but it is very well marked with freshly painted blue blazes (as of 2019). There are some other trails that intersect, but just keep following the blue blazes, and you'll be right where you want to be.

This is a great family run for the adventurous types. Several downed trees for kids to climb on.

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Path along the river, beautiful in the winter. Could be overgrown in the summer.
Dec 30, 2019 near Lexington, VA
Beautiful rustic beach along the river.
Dec 30, 2019 near Lexington, VA
Swinging bridge at trailhead.
Dec 30, 2019 near Lexington, VA
We found this awesome fallen tree.
Dec 30, 2019 near Lexington, VA

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