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Well, having recently rehiked Ravens Rocks, near Leesburg, I remember my first time out there...a hiking weekend in which I'd done Little Devils the previous day....nearly two years ago, now. Time for a revisit.
5.5 mi. 1480 feet elevation change. 4 hrs time.
The trail will begin up the right side of the parking lot on the blue blazed Little Devils Stairs Trail. After 0.9 miles the grade will increase sharply as the trail climbs the ravine, and starts crisscrossing Keyser Run.
The Little Devils Stairs Trail is hard to spot in places and you have to look for the blue blazes on the trees. However, if you believe you've lost the trail it's difficult to go too far off track, as the gorge is very narrow and trail runs along one side or the other of the stream. As you climb up the gorge there are several spots that require hand over hand climbing.
Bear in mind: the trail is moderately rocky, boots are recommended. Additionaly, be prepared for stream crossings.
SNP charges $15/car unless one has a pass.
The hike description is found here: http://www.hikingupwa... (http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/LittleDevilsStairs/) on the hikingupward website. If you chose to drive to the website, the googlemaps finder is also on the webpage...enter your starting point. I am cross posting this hike with the Washington Backpackers; I'll figure out carpool locations a little closer in....as well as figure out where I'll be.
Dogs, leashed and behaved, are welcome.
Heavy rain will cancel. Drizzle may not. Accumulating snow (hey, after last year's winter....) definitely will.
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