The town of Meadows of Dan is just 1 mile south of Mabry Mill. Here you will find ample facilities: groceries, a laundry, restaurants, and lodging. Relative to other sections, this 23-mile stretch is not very demanding.
There is one notable climb, a little over a mile long, as you approach Groundhog Mountain, which rises to an elevation of 3,030 feet. You might want to take a break here, climb to the top of the observation tower, and study the various types of fences on display: snake rail, buck and rail, and post and rail.
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