Johnny Ridge Road – FS324

Total Miles
15.5

Elevation

2627.7 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall

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Trail Overview

This trail offers either an opportunity to leave the ridge on Gravelly Range Road and descend to a trailhead at McAtee Bridge near State Highway 287 or to climb up to Gravelly Range Road. This review will assume you are using this as a trailhead starting your adventure up to the spectacular views presented by the Gravelly Ridge Range. You will be traveling past a talc mine and traveling on private property for the initial ascent so please be respectful of the property and the trucks also using the road. The trail above the private property is a little rocky and there are cattle and wild animals in the area. A short turnout, that is not to be missed, has been included in the track. Views from this turnout are spectacular and don't miss the two shark teeth mountains across the valley. There has been significant work along the trail with large piles of trees stacked for removal or burning once winter sets in. This is a great way to get up on the ridge line and explore.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

When parking at the trailhead please be considerate as fisherman with trailers also use these daily. Leave room for everyone to park and enjoy the area.