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Course Map - Elevation Profile - Course Description



  • Enter the park at the main entrance

  • Go straight at the park entrance and continue about half a mile to the parking lot at the end of the road

  • This is where you will park for the race and also the location for one of the two aid stations on race day

  • From the parking lot follow the paved trail to the East towards the new bridge that crosses over Mound Creek


  • 10-mile and 20-mile races will start here.

  • The 50k race starts just South of the parking lot

  • 50k runners will start and head East to where the other distances are starting and then stay the course the rest of the race.

  • Each loop will be approximately 700 feet elevation gain.

  • Take the bridge and head north which will connect you to the Mound Creek Trail

  • The Mound Creek Trail winds around the North end of the park to the campground

  • Follow the campground road, past the park office and group camping sites and back to the parking lot where you started from.


  • Now head south on the Mound Trail following along the fence line of the Bison Range.

  • Take this all the way to the Western Loop Trail where you will take a right and do the western loop.

  • Coming out of that loop you will be heading east past Eagle Rock.

  • About .3 past Eagle Rock will be a little connecting trail you take south to meet up with the Upper cliff line Trail.

  • Take a right and head back towards the Rock Alignment and the old visitors center (Manfred House).


  • From here take the Burr Oak Trail all the way until it connects to the paved bike trail by a vault toilet.

  • Run the bike trail about .5 miles then take a left up towards the cliff line.

  • Once at the base of the cliff line take the trail going left.

  • This trail will take you back up to the Upper cliff line Trail. Follow this heading North.

  • You will come across a trail on your right that will take you back down to the Lower cliff line Trail.

  • Take this headed north which will bring you back to the Start/Finish area.

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