“Straight line descending on this trail.”
— Paul Stahlschmidt on Apr 10, 2014
DescriptionChestnut Ridge begins at Shaw Gap on the north side of Iron Mountain trail. After a half mile of gentle downhill and then a short climb, the plunge gets steep and follows a descending ridge. This trail is incised in places with rocks (and usually leaves) in the ditch. Sometimes referred to locally as "Mill Creek," it is also known to have frequent blowdowns, so be prepared to get over logs that have fallen in the trail.
At about 1.5 mi, near the bottom, there is a hard RIGHT that arrives just after the steep section in a wet, rooty area. Take a right here and you'll be at the bottom quickly.
ContactsLand Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
May 19 Forest Service Invites Public Input for Managing 100,000 Acres in Rockingham County, VA and Pendleton County West VASORBA - Tri-Cities
Apr 20 Dirty Thursday Ride (4/21)
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