|Leading Ridge is the tree lined ridge in this photo, |
taken at the Jewell Hollow Parking Area.
That number probably doesn't mean a lot unless you can put it into perspective. Climbing Mary's Rock from Panorama (U.S. 211), for example, is 1.8 miles and ascends 1028 feet, at a grade of about 12%. So the Leading Ridge Trail is over 2 1/2 times as steep as the popular Mary's Rock climb.
|This is what it looks like at the trail's end.|
There are two hunting tree stands in the photo.
I am not going to test the limits of Shenandoah's boundaries!
|PATC Difficulty Factor||104.6|
|Total Altitude Gain||1911||feet|
|Time of Hike||2:04||hours|