Soapstone Mountain Trail Race
ElevationAscent: 1,815' 553 m
Descent: -1,836' -559 m
High: 1,067' 325 m
Low: 496' 151 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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“A 22K trail race in the Shenipsit Forest featuring Killer Hill and Soapstone Mountain.”— Tony Bonanno
Featured Race - May 19, 2019
Once at the top of the hill, runners travel by the Soapstone Mountain observation tower and then run down a steep descent. Following the downhill, the trail becomes a series of switchbacks and rollers through the woods - though it's challenging, the rollers aren't steep enough to dramatically alter one's overall pace. There are brook crossings and a muddy stream descent. There are lots of rocks and roots to twist ankles on. Watch your footing!
Towards the latter half of the race, the course has one more significant climb up a singletrack, followed by a steep descent on a dirt trail continuing on dirt road and finishing on singletrack to end the race in a grassy field surrounded by family and friends. The entire course is marked with painted white dots on rocks and trees. In areas where the trail splits or is tricky, there will be additional flagging.