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Long Branch Trail
Long Ridge Trail
- Distance: 3.6 Miles Out and Back
- Elevation Gain: 358 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy
Starting point: Big Hungry Rd., 2.9 mi. beyond the bridge at Big Hungry River on the right.
Easy gravel road walk.
This pleasant walk begins at the parking area. Walk around the left gate and along the roadbed, which crosses Bishop Branch very near the gate.
At 3/4 mi., Turkey Gut Trail branches to the left. Long Ridge Trail continues straight.
At 1-1/2 mi., Bear Branch Trail begins to the right. Long Ridge Trail continues straight.
A few hundred yards up Long Ridge Trail, a forest road to the left leads to Stairstep Falls Trail A side loop from the road forks to the left and rejoins Long Ridge Trail in a short distance. Long Ridge Trail continues straight ahead along an old clear-cut.
Long Ridge Trail continues straight ahead along the ridge and ends at a knob, which is a wildlife clearing. Tryon Peak can be seen to the east and Green River Gorge to the south.
Return to the trailhead by the same route.