DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,454 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

I did out and back from 522 to comptons gap , aside from the cold there is a whole lot of elevation including lots of switch backs . Not sure who called this trail easy but I would rank it more on the moderate side and if you do out and back the last ascent is pretty brutal . Once you get to the fire road in the park I would say that is easy and not steep . The rocks at the top before you get into the park is pretty awesome ! Pretty bad ass section of the AT and I would recommend it if you like the elevation .