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Pocahontas Trail #263

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Length

17.7 Miles 28.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

1,738' 530 m

Ascent

-1,712' -522 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

4,140' 1,262 m

High

3,418' 1,042 m

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A long trail through the primordial forest, maintenance is needed and planned.

Steve Jones

Overview

Be aware of hunting seasons.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This is a long trail. Some sections are in good shape (Nature Center to intersection with Fork Mountain Trail - East Section and from intersection with Frosty Gap #235 trail to Eagle Camp Trail #259) as of Sept, 2017, while other sections are in need of serious maintenance.

The sections that need some help tend to be soggy, muddy bogs. There are quite a few of these portions, and they can make the trail difficult to navigate. Elsewhere, the trail surface is manageable, but the local brush tends to overgrow the trail.

There is a maintenance plan for the section from the Frosty Gap #235 trail to the horse camp above Summit Lake, which if funded, should happen in the summer of 2018. Watch comments for the outcome of that project.

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Part of Pocahontas (North of Hwy 39/55 and West of the intersection with Frosty Gap Trail) is in the planning stage for improvement. As of 8/2017, conditions on this part of Pocahontas vary due to mud and horse traffic. Recommend riding the other trails in the area that have had recent maintenance, such as Eagle Camp loop, Bruffey and the Boys, PocaFork, Fork Mtn ridge section, South Fork etc. Aug 2, 2017

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