From Picnic Area 6, you can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail. If you cross the park road and begin at the trail sign, you will climb up and down wooded slopes until you reach the parking area at Buckhorn Gate. At the trail kiosk keep right, continue up another steep slope, and bear left at the fork with the Brissey Ridge trail. You will walk through mixed pine and hardwood forest atop a mountain ridge and pass the Old Firetower Trail on the left, before you begin to climb up and down along deep ravines and running streams lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. As you pass through these diverse habitats, you may see a variety of birds, snakes, deer, and other wildlife. The trail levels out near the shores of Mountain Lake where you will pass a large dam and follow one of several trail branches that return to the parking area where you began.
Local Trail AssociationUpstate SORBA (upstatesorba.com)
More Stats for Sulphur Springs Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change436 ft
Altitude min1,063 ft
Altitude start1,165 ft
Altitude end1,601 ft
Distance climb1.7 miles
Distance down1.0 miles
Distance flat386 ft
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