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greenBlue Shortleaf Pine Trail

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1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 174' 53 m
Descent: -31' -10 m
High: 682' 208 m
Low: 539' 164 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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This great trail travels through a shortleaf pine stand.

Chris Davis

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Starting at the intersection of Telegraph Trail, take the yellow blazes (I did not see them last time I was on this, and the trail was kind of a mess, so look hard) and begin a gradual ascent into the dense shortleaf pine stand. At about 0.75 miles in, you'll begin to enter the densest portion of this beautiful stand of trees. Climb a bit further and you level out on the ridge where the pines give way to a mixed species forest. Descend till you connect with Devil's Backbone Trail. Either turn right onto the blue-blazed trail to make a nice loop back to the Telegraph Trail, or continue on until you connect with Artillery Trail.

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Apr 11, 2010
Paul Stahlschmidt

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#3

in Fort Henry

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in Fort Henry

#337

in Tennessee

#16,887

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