Photos of Chinquapin Mountain Trail

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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3 months ago

This is by no means a “hard” trail. The second half involves a mild upward grade, and even this is broken by some switchbacks.

The trail tends to be rooty and a little wet, sometimes even a tad muddy, during the first half. There are several undaunting stream crossings. If you don’t like low-grade rock-hopping, take some hiking poles.

At the summit plateau, the trail flattens, narrows, and is a bit overgrown. Even so, it is easy to follow. Numbered side-trails lead to worth-the-walk vistas.

The only even potentially “hard” thing might be some unsigned crossings by other, unmarked trails. Take your Alltrails map and you should be fine.

A moderately fit-and-experienced hiker will find this to be an enjoyable, leg-stretching walk in the woods.