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Table Rock Ultras 50k



31.2 mile 50.2 kilometer loop
86% Runnable


Ascent: 5,623' 1,714 m
Descent: -5,621' -1,713 m
High: 3,916' 1,193 m
Low: 1,135' 346 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)


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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

A classic lollipop loop course to the Tablerock Summit of Linville Gorge and back. A must-do NC mountain ultra.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife


Roots and rocks, hills and creeks, views and memories... We offer them all and more at Table Rock Ultras. Your goal is, the finish line, but lying between you and that goal is a lot of climbing, creek crossing, rock-hopping, gel-taking, and limit-pushing. The panoramic view from the summit of Table Rock is a perfect reward for all your hard work, until you realize you aren't done...

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Registration usually opens in April.


What better way to spend a day in autumn than running through the beautiful Pisgah National and up to the summit of Table Rock Mountain? It's certainly more rewarding than anything you'll find with a couch and a remote. Our start/finish host is the family-friendly Steele Creek Park and Campground, which makes for an awesome base camp. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a 1,000+ mile trail that connects western and eastern North Carolina, and scenic places in between (including part of both courses.) In 2014, we raised $3000 for the MST. In 2015, we more than doubled that amount to $7,000. Help us make 2017 even better!

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The race is going on its 7th year!

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Nov 17, 2019
Matt Kornegay
Awesome course. Super tough climbing about halfway to the summit. Amazing views. Then leg thrashing, quad blasting downhill for 4 miles. 31mi — 6h 51m

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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area as seen from the peak of Table Rock Mountain.
Aug 1, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
From Table Rock
Dec 3, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
Enjoy views of Linville Gorge and the North Carolina High Country on the trail leading to the peak.
Aug 1, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
Steels Creek Falls
Aug 21, 2018 near Linville, NC
Almost to the top of Table Rock Ultras 50K
Sep 27, 2019 near Spruce…, NC
Creek crossing
Nov 17, 2018 near Linville, NC

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