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Southern Ridge

Difficult

Trail

1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 131' 40 m
Descent: -202' -62 m
High: 5,306' 1,617 m
Low: 5,126' 1,562 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Paul Stahlschmidt

A challenging trail with great views!

Paul Stahlschmidt

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Description

Southern Ridge is one of the most difficult trails at EMO. It offers memorable overlooks and unique terrain. It is easiest to ride from the North end near the Chamberlin's Loop. In that direction, the trail is most difficult past the overlooks, where steep switchbacks and rocky outcroppings follow. The trail mellows out a bit as it gets closer to Oz Forest Run.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Land Manager: Town of Beech Mountain

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Jun 16, 2018
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Big-time views on Southern Ridge Trail
May 31, 2015 near Banner Elk, NC
Overlook off the Southern Ridge Trail - Looking West.
Jun 11, 2015 near Banner Elk, NC
Spooky forest rides.
Feb 26, 2018 near Banner Elk, NC
Descending through rock formations on the Southern Ridge Trail.
Jun 13, 2015 near Banner Elk, NC
Pride Rock Overlook on The Southern Ridge Trail.
Jun 13, 2015 near Banner Elk, NC
Pondering on Pride Rock
Oct 14, 2016 near Banner Elk, NC

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