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Rubble Ridge

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A tough climb followed by rock gardens as the trail flows up and back along a ridgeline.


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998' 304 m

High

984' 300 m

Low

16' 5 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

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Rubble Ridge is a short but challenging little trail. It is an alternate route for the South Loop Trail, traversing a rocky ridge, rather than skirting it as the South Loop Trail does.

The trail begins with a smooth section along the base of the ridge, followed by some tight turns, and then a tough little climb punctuated by a short section of nasty rock garden. The trail then follows the peak of the ridge eastward before winding back west through hardwood trees, up a short climb, then down through twisty cedars, with a sharp left at the end, another tough rocky section, then smooth sailing back to the South Loop. Riding the trail in reverse is a bit easier, but the rock challenges are still there.

Note that this is not a natural ridge, but was created by quarrying operations that dumped overburden (the top half-dozen feet of small rocks, dirt, and organic matter) into a long pile. But it's had fifty years to settle into place, and has resulted in a trail that offers some decent climbs and degree of difficulty.

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Randy Rasa

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The namesake of the Target Practice Trail at Lehigh Portland Trails.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS
Challenging rocky section of the Rubble Ridge Trail at Lehigh Portland Trails.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS

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