Point Lookout Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

3.62 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 5.07
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Paved
Lowest Elevation: 1690
Highest Elevation: 2595
Total Elevation Gain: 905
Blaze Color: None
Trail Number: 203

Description

This greenway path/trail follows the route of old US Hwy 70 on a steady grade up the Blue Ridge Escarpment from the valley near Old Fort to the top near Ridgecrest. It's a strip of asphalt down the old concrete roadway. Hemmed in by a hardwood and pine forest near the lower end, the trail pops out onto some cleared slopes near the top, with the best view at the eponymous and historical viewpoint near the top. Passes over the railroad tunnels with some neat views of the winding tracks.

This trail is located in the Grandfather Ranger District area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Grandfather Ranger District trails list page.

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

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