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

Some of our Daniel Ridge Loop Hikes:

Daniel Ridge Falls

Daniel Ridge Loop

Finally! A sunny day on a weekend! 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 year, our logged hiking miles were abysmal. It was a rainy year and we had a lot … Continue reading Daniel Ridge Loop