1st Leg (5.6 miles):

Gravel Road (0.6 + 0.2 miles)- The race starts on this road as it 1st parallels & then enters the Red Trail after 0.6 milesThe loop eventually ends on this same road.

Red Trail (3.5 miles)–  Single track dirt along with some double track forest road.  Some low areas on the dirt road hold water in wet weather.  Has 1 small stream that you will cross twice & most of the time it's low enough to get by without getting your feet wet. 

Orange Trail (1.3 miles)- Single track dirt 1st half, double track dirt 2nd half.  Has one stream crossing.

  

 

2nd Leg (7.5 miles):

Paved Road (1.0 + 1.0 miles) - Leaving the 1st aid station (start area) in the gravel parking lot, the course follows the unmarked paved road out of the park & joins the main highway after approx. 0.5 miles.  After bearing to the right, the course continues for approx. 0.5 miles on the main highway. The course enters the Yellow Trail on the left. 


Yellow Trail (5.5 miles) – About 50 yards on the trail from the main road, the course comes to an intersection.  Turn right & proceed counter-clockwise around the Yellow Trail loop to the same intersection.  Then turn right & return to the aid station/start area on the paved road.
 

The Yellow Trail is single track dirt w/1 rock face.  Has multiple small stream crossings & will be the muddiest trail by far in wet weather.  The streams are normally low enough to get by easily.  Horses are permitted on most of this trail (& Purple Heart Trail) & can cause footing problems, especially when it’s been wet or wet, then frozen.  In icy weather, the rock face that’s encountered on the trail can be bypassed by finding the small foot path above it.  There are some very narrow sections of trail along the steep side of one hill where the footing will be tricky in wet conditions. 

 

 

3rd Leg (18.5 miles):  

Blue Trail (0.65 + 0.65 miles)–   One half of the Blue Trail loop (downhill) is run outbound, the other half (uphill) on the inbound.

Gravel Road - (0.2 miles) 0.2 miles on gravel Rayhill Road to the main highway.

Paved Road - (0.25 miles) Right on the main highway, then 0.25 miles to the entrance of the Siltstone Trail on the left.

 

Siltstone Trail (1.4 + 5.8 + 5.8 miles) -  Single track dirt trail.  The majority of the trail runs along ridge tops & drains very well.  There are 3 small streams at the end of the ridge on the far end within a mile of the turnaround point that are normally very easy to get by.

Paved Road - (0.25 miles) At the end of the Siltstone Trail, turn right on the main highway, then 0.25 miles to gravel Rayhill Road on the left.

Gravel Road - (0.2 miles) 0.2 miles on gravel Rayhill Road to the gate and up the hill on the Blue Trail to the finish.


Other notes:

There are several wood foot bridges on the course that become very slick after an early morning frost or when wet/frozen.

Mileage shown is according to GPS and is approximate due to the spotty reception in the hilly areas -- measurements with a wheel indicate 3-5% longer distances.





updated 1-03-10