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Upper Rattlesnake Ridge Traverse

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Traverse the uppermost part of Rattlesnake Ridge to the connecting mountain!


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

92%

Runnable

736' 224 m

High

634' 193 m

Low

44' 14 m

Up

104' 32 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is the uppermost part of Rattlesnale ridge, and is an actual ridge traverse on higher ground above the rest of the trail. This ridge will actually take you all the way from the the Upper Cliffbreak all the way to the connecting mountain that can be seen in the distance. This route involves a lot of scrambling. Nothing too dangerous, but it's not just a simple run on a flat trail. I definitely recommend wearing trail runners or boots, at least something with good traction.

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Zac Nixon

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  5.0 from 4 votes

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#620

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Looking back down the ridge toward pinnacle.
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Looking down from the ridge. There are several ways you can down climb and make your traverse more technical.
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
This is the terrain you must climb to access the high ridge.
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Some awesome rock formations can be seen on this upper ridge!
Dec 22, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Mini knifes edge heading toward the neighboring mountain!
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Some fun class 3 scrambling will get you to great spots like these!
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR

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