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Yamacraw 25K

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15.9 mile 25.6 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,535' 468 m
Descent: -1,958' -597 m
High: 1,395' 425 m
Low: 764' 233 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Brian Gajus

The Yamacraw 20K is a point-to-point trail race that takes place every April in Stearns, Kentucky.

Brian Gajus

Features River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The Yamacraw 25K is a point-to-point trail race that begins at the Lick Creek Trail in Daniel Boone National Forest and ends at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

Need to Know

Major creek crossing at mile 5.7 across Rock Creek. In years with high water, we will use rafts to ford the creek.

Runner Notes

One mile section of gravel road on Wilson Ridge Road.

Description

The course shares approximately seven miles with the Yamacraw 50K course. The 25K starts out quickly as runners race downhill towards the Big South Fork Cumberland River as it crisscrosses over Lick Creek multiple times. Along the way, runners will be treated to magnificent singletrack trails and scenic landmarks that include stunning rock overhangs and waterfalls.

After crossing Rock Creek, runners will split off the 50K course. The second half of the course offers two climbs but is fast and very runnable. The race ends with an iconic crossing over the river on a 100-foot high pedestrian bridge at Blue Heron that leads runners straight to the finish.

History & Background

Yamacraw Trail Races began in 2015. The 20K distance was added in 2016.

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Apr 7, 2018
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Photos

Runners navigate a bridge crossing at the intersection of Lick Creek Trail and the Sheltowee Trace.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Ducking under some great rock formations is all part of the experience along the Lick Creek Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Group runs are always fun on the Lick Creek Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Navigate many creek crossings on the Lick Creek Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
View from bridge at Blue Heron Mining Camp
Aug 12, 2018 near Stearns, KY
Running above Princess Falls is a pretty unique experience.
Feb 21, 2017 near Whitley…, KY

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