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Unaka Trail (Hooks Branch Road #31B)

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 5.0 (1)

A sweet, twisty little singletrack that climbs to the top of the ridge.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Singletrack

2,766' 843 m

High

2,546' 776 m

Low

246' 75 m

Up

32' 10 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

This short out-and-back defunct road turned trail follows the route of an old 1900's mining road and terminates at the old mine works. It has not been open in over 30 years and is grown over in most spots with large saplings. After your climb up, you'll be rewarded with plenty of water bars and creek crossings to catch air off of on the way back down.

Since it technically has no trail name, we named it "Unaka". That was the original name of the National Forest in the area before it became the Jefferson.

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Shared By:

Joey Atkins

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#77

in Virginia

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snow on the climb
Jan 31, 2018 near Marion, VA
The climb.
Jan 23, 2018 near Marion, VA
First Climb.
Jan 23, 2018 near Marion, VA
Old mine works
Jan 31, 2018 near Marion, VA

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