Course Description

The race begins at Camp Montebello (15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy. Montebello, VA 24464). The course proceeds South on Hwy 56 for ½ mile, turns right onto Fish Hatchery Ln. The course follows Fish Hatchery Ln over to Spy Rock Rd and follows Spy Rock Rd for ½ mile and switches onto the old jeep road past the forest gate up to Porters Ridge. From Porters Ridge the course turns right and follows the blue blaze 731 Lovingston Spring Trail for approx. 4 miles to FS 1176. Course follows FS 1176 for 1.5 miles to Salt Log Gap. From SLG course continues on 1176 for 3 miles to Mt. Pleasant National Scenic Area, runners complete the 5.3 mile loop. At the end of this loop, course leaves the parking area, turns right on dirt road FS 1176 and follows around the mountain 3 miles to Salt Log Gap. At S.L.G. you take FS 1176 for one mile. From FS 1176, you turn right onto FS 246 for approximately 2 miles. You turn left onto a side road for about 0.3 miles, go around the forest gate and follow FS 1176A back towards FS 1176 approximately 1.2miles. Turn right and follow gravel road up 0.5 miles and turn right onto the Lovingston Springs Trail road and follow to the burnt out smashed camper; follow the Lovingston Spring Trail up over Elk Pond mountain to Porters Ridge then turn left and follow the old jeep road. At the blue forest gate turn right following the jeep road which takes you to the Montebello Fish Hatchery and Hwy. 56.  At Hwy. 56, the course turns left and follows Hwy 56 for ½ mile to finish at Montebello Campground.

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