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"If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --- Yogi Berra

Daniel Ridge Loop

Daniel Ridge Loop

  • Distance: 4 Miles RT (discrepancy with Ramblr mileage)
  • Elevation Change: 827 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This trail is easy to get to in winter months when the parkway is closed.

The trail begins on a gravel road for the first .1 mile, crossing a new “bridge to nowhere” then forks left at a carsonite sign.

The trail follows the creek for the first half of the loop, passing waterfalls and several campsites. Continuing on the loop around the 3.5 mile point where an old forest road crosses the trail. Daniel Ridge Falls is a few hundred feet to the left down the forest road. It is well worth the detour.

Best of Trail: Easy Access

Worst of Trail: Hot in Summer Months

  • Hike: Daniel Ridge Loop

    Finally! A sunny day on a weekend! Daniel Ridge Falls We finally got some good weather to go hiking.  The high today was in the mid to upper 40’s and the sun was shining.  That is my favorite hiking weather. Last …

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  • February 3, 2013

    The weather was a little “iffy” today. The parkway has been closed due to snow and ice for weeks now, but we thought we would drive up to the gate at Wagon Road Gap and see if we could walk over the MTS and walk …

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