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Fork Ridge TR 285

  

This trail steadily climbs through upland hardwood forests and rhododendron thickets. After the initial ascent, the trail mostly follows ridge tops offering views of Big Creek drainage. The best viewing times are early spring, late fall and winter. The trail can be combined with the Appalachian, Green Ridge or Jerry Miller trails to form a loop. No water is available on the Fork Trail.

Total Length: 2 miles

Total Elevation Change: 2,040 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Difficult

Beginning Point: Forest Service Road # 111

Ending Point: Appalachian Trail

Average Hiking Time: 3 hours (one way)

Amount of Use: Light

Blaze Color: Yellow Rectangle

Area Trail Map: None

USGS Quad Map: Greystone

Activities


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