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Ragged Mountain Reservoir Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun trail in-and-around the reservoir.


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.0

KM

Loop

976' 297 m

High

644' 196 m

Low

1,142' 348 m

Up

1,142' 348 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake

Overview

Absolutely beautiful and spectacular, this trail meanders and rolls through typical eastern hardwoods and around the reservoir. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked with a couple of other trails interconnecting to reach down to the water or to go a bit higher, but they all reconvene at this main trail.

Need to Know

The trails are connected well enough that it's easy to get back on track if you get off on the wrong loop.

Description

It is impeccably maintained, and when I did it there was steady rain and I was very impressed with how well it drained. There is about 1,000 feet in elevation gain over the course of the hike, but it is fairly gentle the whole way, with the exception of a steep but brief climb in the beginning.

Flora & Fauna

Wooden bears and a pair of turtles.

Contacts

Land Manager: Albemarle County

Shared By:

Jay Smith with improvements by Jason Doedderlein and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 14 votes

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Ragged Mountain Reservoir Lake
Jul 14, 2019 near Charlot…, VA

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Jul 8, 2021
Ben Gerlach
Double-plus good 7mi — 3h 25m
Mar 7, 2021
Z C
Muddy! 6.9mi — 2h 45m
May 18, 2020
Will Dettor
Great hike, got a little wet because of the rain but didn't deter us at all! One of our favorite hikes in the local Cville area. — 2h 45m
Dec 7, 2019
Arup Dutta
Very little trail markings. Map in hiking project really a life saver.
Nov 28, 2019
Lynne W
Thanksgiving Day hike with Monk and Erin
Oct 22, 2019
Mark Pohlmeier