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    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    461 m
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    6.1 km
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
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    Poet Ridge Hike


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    Poet Ridge is a moderate hike with impressive views. This trail is for the 6.1 km out and back trip along the ridge and back, but you can go further to the top of Poe Mountain if you’d like. The first section of trail is somewhat unremarkable, but then the views open up. Expect light traffic on this hike.

    Route Description for Poet Ridge Hike

    Poet Ridge is a great hike, offering wide-open views from atop the long ridge traverse. We definitely recommend trying to plan your visit when the wildflowers are in bloom. Note that some sections of this trail are narrow and rocky, so we don’t recommend bringing small children along.

    Beginning from the trailhead, you’ll immediately start switchbacks up the base of the ridge. The views through this section aren’t very notable, so just keep going until you’re atop the ridge. Along the traverse, you’ll be able to begin to appreciate your surroundings and the scenery. This guide ends where the trail forks before the false summit. Turn back and retrace your steps to the parking lot.

    Getting to the Poet Ridge Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Poet Ridge hike is on Devils Club USFS 6504 Road.

    Route Information

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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