Jump Mountain Loop Good Workout and Views of the Goshen Area
There are several ways to get to Jump Mountain (3,149 feet). Use the trail map to find other routes to Jump Mountain. The loop we've put together to find other routes to Jump Mountain. The loop we've put together begins at the Goshen Pass Trail.
Make a hard right after crossing the swinging footbridge. Be careful not to turn off onto one of the many fishing trail to the Maury River. The Goshen Pass Trail parallels the Maury River till it meets The Chambers Ridge Trail. Chambers Ridge Trail will be on your left and will climb to the top of Chambers Ridge. Stay on the Chambers Ridge Trail, passing the cliffs and Black Pond.
At the intersection with Little Peak Trail veer to the right and begin climbing Little North Mountain (3,070 feet). This is a very steep climb. There is a rock outcropping to the right of the trail with views of Goshen Pass .3 miles from the summit. The trail then traverses Little North Mountain and descends steeply to meet with Tuscarosa and Jump Mountain Trails. The Jump Mountain Trail crosses the saddle and after a short climb, .5 miles, leads you to the summit with great panoramic views of Lake Merriweather.
You then have several options back to the swinging footbridge. There is only one trail down from Viewing Rock however, and it is steep. This will lead to Round Knob where an intersection with the Hunters trail will take you to the swinging footbridge. The other trails will lead you to the Boy Scout Camp, which via a secondary road will lead to The Goshen Pass Trail back to the swinging footbridge.
Hike time: 6 hours
Distance: 5.1 miles
Elevation: 1,347' to 3,149'