|Elliot Knob and North Mountain as seen from Deerfield, to the west.|
|Sign at Cold Spring Road|
Walk up the road a little ways and you pass an old campsite and cross a small creek before the trail cuts left at 0.6 miles to climb at a pretty constant 17% grade, which translates to 900-1000 feet gained per mile. There are many steeper trails in this part of the George Washington National Forest.
|The trail is well constructed, hugging the western slope of the mountain.|
|Cold Springs Trail ends at the North Mountain Trail.|
|Fire Tower at the top of Elliot Knob.|
|View looking northwest past Crawford Knob.|
PATC Difficulty Factor: 153.4 (out and back)
Total Distance: 5.09 miles
Total Time: 2 hours, 48 minutes, including stops.
Steepest Uphill: from 6.4 miles to 6.6 miles; 22.2% average grade.
Average elevation gain: 7.9% up Hemlock Ridge, 9.7% up Peters Mountain.
Starting Elevation: 2492 ft.
Low Point: 2470 ft.