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Overlook Trail

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A sustained climb from the bottom with switchbacks, rocks, and a nice vista!


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

83%

Runnable

2,269' 692 m

High

1,683' 513 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

608' 185 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Parking area is small and can fill up. Be careful parking on the road.

Description

This trail is located in Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve. The trail can be done in either direction as it connects the Cascade Trail/Canyon Trail and Piratebush Loop Trail junction. There are plenty of technical sections of rock gardens, rock stairs, and small spring crossings. This trail has plenty of steep sections, but also the switchbacks provide some relief. The trail seems less used on the lower section, as most runners go to the vista and not down to the cascades from this side.

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Shared By:

Dick Nobbs

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#379

in Virginia

#14,871

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One of several cascades at the end of the trail
Aug 15, 2017 near Cave Sp…, VA
A cool respite before the return ascent
Aug 15, 2017 near Cave Sp…, VA
A shallow dip before the ascent
Aug 15, 2017 near Cave Sp…, VA

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