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    Ginny and Powerline Trail

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    4-5.5h
    Distance
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    13.7 km
    Elevation
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    499 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Ginny and Powerline Hike packs the perfect amount of strenuity and scenery. Get your steps in as you hike up the ridges of the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area and revel in the beauty of the mountainous scenery that lines the horizon. This trek is an awesome half-day hike into the wilderness.

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    Route Description for Ginny and Powerline Trail

    The Ginny and Powerline Hike is a scenic adventure through the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Hike through grassy plains, over streams, past granite outcroppings and through eerie tree burn. This excursion packs a punch! It is worth noting that the path is almost entirely exposed, so check the forecast and dress accordingly. Don’t be surprised if you encounter wildlife on this journey; there have been sightings of elk, deer, turkeys, bears and even mountain lions. Be respectful of the wildlife and maintain a safe distance.

    Begin your journey around the Ginny and Powerline Trail from the parking lot and trailhead. Departing from the trailhead, you can trek from either direction, but we completed it counterclockwise. Take the Valley Loop Trail and track north from the trailhead. Hike over the intersecting creeks, and at the first intersection, veer left up the Powerline Trail. Ascend the meadow-laden path up to the ridge. At the next junction, head left, and you will be diverted onto the Ginny Trail. Trek the Ginny Trail south through sparse tree burn and along the scenic ridge. You will eventually be guided down a set of steep switchbacks to the Valley Loop Trail.

    Merge onto the Valley Loop Trail, and it will lead you back to the trailhead and parking lot.

    Getting to the Ginny and Powerline Trail Trailhead

    The Ginny and Powerline Trail is situated within the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-October

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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