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Ragnar Trail Appalachians - Yellow Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

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4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 375' 114 m
Descent: -374' -114 m
High: 3,094' 943 m
Low: 2,934' 894 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Pam Smith

This is the course of the Overnight Trail Relay nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains.

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Overview

From 5,000 acres of pristine trail running, we carefully selected roughly 15 miles of Appalachian badassery for you and your team. This trail running mecca provides you with some of the most exciting and challenging trails on the east coast.

Runner Notes

Located at Big Bear Lake Camplands. Teams camp at the airstrip on site.

Description

This singletrack loop is a classic Appalachian wooded trail where you'll encounter some fantastic views. Known as the Big Pine Trail, this is the intermediate loop in the race. Near mile 2, you'll come to a large grove of towering pine trees, the namesake of this trail. Enjoy the soft cushion of pine needles.

You'll encounter a steep drop as you hug a contour line for half-a-mile before climbing back up for another run through the pines. The trail then rollercoasters along the edge of the 600 escarpment of the Briery Mountains. Enjoy the view through the trees.

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Aug 11, 2018
Joshua Rodriguez
4.4mi — 0h 47m
Oct 24, 2017
Kelly Fronczek
Aug 11, 2017
Lee S
My foot pod tracked 5 miles. Excellent run for my first Ragnar trail race. Moderately technical. 5mi

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Feb 22, 2016 near Terra Alta, WV

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