ElevationAscent: 220' 67 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 322' 98 m
Low: 103' 31 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This is the portion of the Buzzards Rock Trail accessible by mountain bike (Yellow Blazed Trail).”— Craig Pool
This trail starts at the top off of the Sawmill Branch Trail and ends at the paved Grist Mill Trail. From Sawmill all the way to Grist Mill, is all downhill! The top provides a slight descent, but as you get further down the trail you fall faster to the valley floor. Be careful about 1/2 way down, as you'll need to make a left to stay on the trail.
There is a "lookout" to the right which is very pretty, but if you come flying down the trail and go that way, you could fall a pretty far distance off of a cliff, as you'll have trouble stopping. Just be warned.
Once you pass this overlook, the trail will become steeper, and more intermediate with some log drops. This trail ends with a very steep rock and water bar covered decline to the Grist Mill Trail. This last part is only about 100 feet long, but anyone that is not at least a strong intermediate may want to walk this section, as one mistake will leave you going over the handle bars. It is that steep.
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