“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.” —- Yogi Berra
Long Ridge Trail
- Distance: 3.6 Miles Out and Back
- Elevation Gain: 358 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy
This pleasant walk begins at the parking area. Walk around the left gate and along the roadbed, which crosses Bishop Branch very near the gate.
At 3/4 mi., Turkey Gut Trail branches to the left. Long Ridge Trail continues straight.
At 1-1/2 mi., Bear Branch Trail begins to the right. Long Ridge Trail continues straight.
A few hundred yards up Long Ridge Trail, a forest road to the left leads to Stairstep Falls Trail A side loop from the road forks to the left and rejoins Long Ridge Trail in a short distance. Long Ridge Trail continues straight ahead along an old clear-cut.
Long Ridge Trail continues straight ahead along the ridge and ends at a knob, which is a wildlife clearing. Tryon Peak can be seen to the east and Green River Gorge to the south.
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