1. North Ridge Trail Greenway

Description: This National Recreation Trail, designated in 1973, traverses ridge-side woodland and creeks. The trail is mostly sheltered from house and roads. A wide variety of wildlife and native plants inhabit the area. The main trail is blazed white, the Delaware Loop is blazed red, one side trail is blazed yellow, and accesses are blazed blue.
Trail surface: Natural wooded path
Elevation: 830' to 1160'
Difficulty: Difficult (1850' cumulative climb)
Handicap Access: No
Distance: Main trail 7.7 miles one way; ancillary trails, 2.6 miles
Main Entrances: Endicott Ln; Englewood Ln; Outer Dr at Georgia Ave or Delaware Ave; Orchard Ln; Walker Ln; Wedgewood Rd; Illinois Ave at W. Outer Dr; W. Outer Dr (west of #852)
Uses: Walk/jog, pets

Map legend/rules

Here is an older map with a little more detail or try the Google map. TCWP's map (pdf) and article on North Ridge Trail.

The trail rolls up and down the hollows of the north ridge of Oak Ridge, not far from the city boundary. You will have a cumulative climb of about 1850', see elevation profile or this GPS track file or another GPS track file. There are two small arches (rock ribs) along the trail and a few small sinkholes.

Here is facebook page for North Ridge Trail.

Report downed trees or other trail problems here or on facebook page.


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