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Marcus Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,450' 442 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 7,690' 2,344 m
Low: 6,247' 1,904 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A moderate trail that runs north/south to connect between Bush Mountain Trail and Blue Ridge Trail.

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While the Marcus Trail is a bit remote to be a good run on its own, in combination with the Bush Mountain Trail or Tejas Trail it can be part of a nice loop for a long day run or multi-day outing.

Description

Depending on which direction you are running, Marcus Trail is either a steady climb (north to south) or steady descent (south to north). There are a few sections with steeper grades and rocky footing, but the trail is generally easy to follow although the terrain may slow you down a bit in spots.

When running from north to south (as mapped), the first mile is an easy run through fairly open terrain. After the first mile, the trail climbs a small hill with a couple winding turns before continuing south. The terrain is still pretty open and exposed, and can be hot on a sunny day.

Just past the 2-mile mark, the trail levels out again, and from here, the running is quite easy until the trail ends at a junction with the Blue Ridge Trail.

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