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Lum Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6)

Connects Beartree Campground to Iron Mountain Trail


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Singletrack

3,779' 1,152 m

High

3,332' 1,016 m

Low

447' 136 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Lum is a useful connector trail similar to Beech Grove in that it can be used to complete loops on Iron Mountain. It can also be used as a way to ride in/ride out from the Beartree Campground.

It is a wide trail for the most part, following an old road bed and part of the straight branch watershed. The trail intersects with Iron Mountain at the gap between Straight Mountain and Grosses Mountain, two significant ridges that Iron Mountain follows.

Trail conditions are moderately rocky in some spots and also have some short wet areas. There is a nice place to rest near the top of the climb at the Straight Branch Shelter, a remnant from when Iron Mountain was actually the Appalachian Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Paul Stahlschmidt

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#10530

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#297

in Virginia

#10,530

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Taking a break at the old AT shelter
Aug 2, 2013 near Adwolf, VA

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May 15, 2019
Sam Hutchens
still a few trees down but nothing bad enough to keep you from riding the trail if it gets you where you want to go
Apr 10, 2019
Sam Hutchens
a couple of down trees, but overall in good shape
Nov 17, 2017
Joey Atkins