North Ridge Trail is a 1.5 mile, difficult hiking trail that is accessible from the Appalachian, South Ridge, Gap Run, Ambassador Whitehouse, Piedmont Overlook and Boston Mill Road Trails. The section of the trail from the Appalachian Trail to Gap Run Trail is particularly steep and rocky, earning this trail its rating. Much of the remainder of the trail passes through moderate terrain surrounded by fields of seasonal wildflowers. Bird and butterfly watchers will enjoy this stretch. This trail offers a challenging hike as well as great views of the area.