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Yamacraw 10K

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The Yamacraw 10K trail race is a loop course that follows the Blue Heron Loop Trail in Big South Fork.


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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

91%

Runnable

1,318' 402 m

High

794' 242 m

Low

904' 276 m

Up

904' 276 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Cave · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The Yamacraw 10K trail race follows the Blue Heron Loop Trail at the Blue Heron Mining Community in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

Description

The course features gorge overlooks, river views with Class IV whitewater rapids, rock overhangs, waterfalls and sandstone bluffs. Several wooden step-ladders appear throughout the course that runners will have to traverse including the cave-like passage called "Crack-in-the-Rock".

The course might be a lot shorter than its sister race but it's no slouch. The Yamacraw 10K starts with a challenging uphill climb of close to 775 feet within the first 1.5 miles offering runners of all ages and experience both a challenging and enjoyably scenic race.

History & Background

The Yamacraw Trail Races began in 2015.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Gajus

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Spectacular view from one of the overlooks.
Oct 31, 2018 near Stearns, KY
View of the river towards the end of the hike.
Oct 31, 2018 near Stearns, KY
Crack in the Rock
Oct 31, 2018 near Stearns, KY
Devil's Jump Overlook on the Blue Heron Loop Trail looks west towards Devil's Jump Rapids on the Big South Fork Cumberland River.
Dec 29, 2016 near Stearns, KY
Blue Heron Overlook bursts into color at dusk when looking downriver towards Tennessee. Blue Heron Outdoor Museum is just north and below the overlook.
Dec 29, 2016 near Stearns, KY
Steps along the Blue Heron Loop Trail lead to the rock climbing area at Crack-in-the-Rocks.
Dec 29, 2016 near Stearns, KY

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