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5k Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 14' 4 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 1,173' 358 m
Low: 1,049' 320 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Steve Collins

This section of trail was built for the 5k race through thickly wooded forest.

Steve Collins

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildlife

The camp gates are locked at night during summer camp sessions (late June-early August) and are opened again around 8 am.

Runner Notes

This trail is on the property of South Mountain Christian Camp. Watch for occasional vehicles when crossing the roads.

Description

This section of trail begins in a young forest of maple, oak, and sweetgum trees. It weaves southward, heading slightly downhill then crosses a gravel road and enters a thick pine forest. Emerging from the pine, the trail crosses a paved road, follows an electrical power line path then turns left into a much older section of forest with huge oak trees. From there, the trail weaves up and down a slope before emerging at a grassy lake shore. You'll continue to follow the side of the lake for just a short ways before the trail ends near an outbuilding.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, maple, sweetgum, and pine trees will shade your way. Deer, groundhogs, turkey, and geese (at the lake) are all residents of the area.

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The trail emerges from the woods and follows the grassy shoreline of the lake. Fall colors peak late October & early November
Aug 16, 2016 near Forest…, NC

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